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Five Nationally Recognized Artists Invited to Propose a Sculpture for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Five nationally recognized artists were invited to propose a sculpture for the entrance to the future Promenade Park in Fort Wayne Indiana.
 
The Waterfield Foundation and the Lilly Foundation are helping to fund the project. The Parks and the Recreation Department and a selection committee will review the sculptures based on the criteria in the request for proposal and visual impact within the park, a news release said. Each sculpture will be evaluated based on characteristics such as artistic and aesthetic quality, durability, sustainability, uniqueness and its representation of diverse cultures and styles.
 
The artists are: Osman Akan, Brooklyn, New York; Michael Dunbar, Springfield, Illinois; Linda Howard, Bradenton, Florida; Nathan S. Pierce, Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and Cary Shafer, Fort Wayne.
 
Promenade Park is a focal point of Fort Wayne riverfront development on the St. Marys River. It is being built during the first phase of riverfront construction, which began last month and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
 
In January 2016, the Waterfield Foundation donated $100,000 through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., for the sculpture. A grant from the Lilly Endowment brought the total to $150,000.
 
"The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department partnered with Arts United to ensure that the final piece of art represents the rivers and the growing vibrancy of downtown Fort Wayne through an unbiased selection process," according to the release. "Arts United assembled a volunteer committee of art experts and community members to review and recommend best practices for public art selection."
 
The selected sculpture will be announced in early August and is expected to be installed in Promenade Park in June 2018.

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