October 7, 2011
Notice anything missing from Courthouse Square on Friday? “Renaissance”, an oversized pair of pinking sheers by Robert Ellison has been relocated to a gallery in Sonoma. Click here for full Press Release.
The City of Santa Rosa’s Civic Artwalk continues to offer a unique collection of public sculpture in the downtown area. In September, 2007 four new sculptures were installed at City Hall and in Courthouse Square.
Robert Ellison’s Renaissance, William Wareham’s Missaweek, and Penny Michel’s Ice Woman IV complimented the previous group of public art pieces that make up the Artwalk. These include: Voight and Unkrey’s Tuberosity, Darrel Horn’s Familiy Conference, Charles Ginnever’s Hang Over II, Bruce Johnson’s Sequoia, Martin Munson’s Large Buoy, Suzanne Biaggi’s Unity/Diversity, Edwin Hamilton’s Torqued Column and Ron Rodger’s Daphne. In addition, Peter Forakis’ Red Quake has been relocated from in front of City Hall to its new home in Juilliard Park.
The Artwalk begins at Depot Park in Railroad Square and takes you south to the Prince Memorial Greenway and the Vineyard Creek Hotel. It moves east along the Greenway to where it crosses Santa Rosa Avenue to include City Hall. The walk turns north along Santa Rosa Avenue/Mendocino Ave. to 7th Street and at that point goes west to the Sonoma County Museum. Click here to download a map.
The Santa Rosa Art in Public Places Committee, working with art curator Debra Lehane of San Francisco’s Public Art Commission, designed this innovative project to identify Santa Rosa as an art destination and to provide local sculptors with a place to exhibit their work.
Many pieces are on loan to the city for a limited time, after which, the curators will select different artists and locations to recreate the Artwalk, bringing renewed inspiration and beauty to the downtown area. This artwork is also available for purchase. Please call the Arts Coordinator at (707) 543-4512 with inquiries.