A dozen sculptures are on display along a 1.3 mile loop around downtown as part of this year’s SculptureWalk Chelsea tour, sponsored by River Gallery and the Chelsea Library.
The will remain on display through May 2014 before new installations take their place. The SculptureWalk has been going on for six years.
“We want this to start conversations about art,” Patti Schwarz, River Gallery co-owner told the Chelsea Standard.
Get a sneak peek at the sculptures on the River Gallery web site. The SculptureWalk map suggests this route:
1. “Irwin” by John Schwarz, found object sculpture, located at the Chelsea Center for the Arts (corner of W. Summit and Congdon).
2. “Rattle” by Albert Young, cast glass and welded steel column, located near the Perky Pantry gas station (Main and Van Buren).
3. “28” by Calvin Babich, limestone squares, located near the police station (Main and E. Summit).
4. “Shard 1” by Karen Sepanski, slump-cast iridized glass, steel and stone, located near Chelsea State bank (Main and Orchard).
5. “Threshold” by Russell Thayer, aluminum, located outside of the Chelsea Libarary (Main and Orchard).
6. “Tuxedo Cat” by Paul Nilsson, clay cat, located near the entrance of Chelsea Library, off the parking lot.
7. “Hook Shot” by Doug DeLind, bronze basketball player, located near the Purple Rose Theater, (Park).
8. “Dragonfly” by Pam Reithmeier, stainless steel dragonfly (Main and Park).
9. “Spiral” by Maureen Berquist Gray, rusted steel sculpture inspired by fiddlehead ferns, located behind the Common Grill (W. Middle).
10. “XYZ” by Todd Kime, welded steel zipper, located near Heydlauff’s Appliances and Electronics, (across from E. Middle or Jackson)
11. “Spirit Guide - Bear” by Mark Chatterley, ceramic spirit bear, located near the Jiffy towers (Main and W. North).
12. “Blue & Orange #1” by Brian Ferriby, painted steel geometric shapes, located behind the Clocktower Complex.