Art colors the lives of all who view it. Roswell proves no exception. As part of Roswell’s first-ever sculpture tour, Art Around Roswell hosted a free concert in Heart of Roswell Park featuring Kennesaw State University musicians on June 25th. The city teamed with the Roswell Arts fund to form ArtAround Roswell and to present 10 established works of art on loan to the city by the artists. The sculptures stay displayed in select Roswell parks from April through December 2016.
This particular event highlighted the sculpture Gothic Bike Rack by Suzy Hendrix.
“The purpose of our monthly community events is to highlight ArtAround sculptures and promote traffic to the sites and participation with the many monthly activities we are offering,” said Roswell Arts Fund founder Rochelle Mucha.
The sculpture features stained glass that pays homage to the gothic architecture of European churches, coming together into a functional bike rack for use on downtown Roswell’s Canton Street.
“We try to keep the tour fresh and exciting,” said Katherine Jones, cultural services manager for the city. “It’s nice to visit the sculptures on your own, but bringing people to a bigger event like this is a great way to get people to come out.”
Students from the KSU Jazz program entertained patrons while exposing them to yet another art form.
“Music is always related to other forms of art,” said KSU musician Christian Artieda. “If you look throughout the history of music, you can relate it to paintings and different sculptures.”
All of the 10 works of art are on sale as either a gift to the city or for individual businesses, schools and other organizations. Pieces could stay in their current parks or relocate to a campus of choice.
Complete price lists and descriptions are posted on artaroundroswell.org.