First pieces for Meredith Sculpture Walk installed
By DAN SEUFERT
Union Leader Correspondent | June 05. 2014 12:02AM
From left, Bev Lapham of the Greater Meredith Committee, Meredith Public Works Operations Manager Paul Ristaino and Katheryn Rolfe, a member of the Meredith Sculpture Walk committee stand by the walk’s first sculpture, “Advantage” by Steve Green of Lee, on Tuesday. (COURTESY)
Brookline artist John Weidman stands with his sculpture “Interrupted Scream,” one of the art works going up in downtown Meredith this summer. COURTESY
The first art pieces of the new Meredith Sculpture Walk are being installed on sculpture “pods” that are being set up in visible spots around town by the Greater Meredith Program.
“We think this will be a terrific energizing draw to the downtown area,” Lapham said.
Lapham’s husband, Bev Lapham, said the idea is to draw the thousands of drivers passing through town during the summer months to stop to get a better look at the downtown area.
“We realized there was a place for more public art in Meredith,” Bev Lapham said.
Program officials put out a Call to Artists on April 15 to about 200 artists in New England. They received 33 applications from artists, and now have 51 pieces of sculpture to choose from. All are on loan from the artists, and will be returned next year and replaced with new art.