Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Sixth Annual Sculpture in the Park - White River State Park - May 19, 2004 - 3 stars

It's hard to believe that only 10 artists statewide submitted work for consideration for this Indiana-only display spanning the old Washington Street Bridge. The pieces are installed on the grassy stretch along the center of the bridge, an ideal venue for large works. I don't know what the designation, "the only urban state park in Indiana," means, but the works fit excellently into these surroundings. "Life Balance" by Bernie Carreno of Indianapolis, "A Slice of Time: Epoch" by Timothy Fitzgerald of Evansville, "Flying Wedge" by Jerald Jacquard of Bloomington, "Sky Spheres" by John Mishler of Goshen, "People Emerging from the Stone" by C.R. Schiefer of Martinsville and "Star Seeker" by Stephen Wooldridge of Sheridan are the seven works
exhibited. Individually, none of them are exceptional. Fitzgerald's steel grey and royal blue painted metal sculpture is in theme, spirit and emotion a fitting piece for the bridge. Through March 2005. Artists interested in being considered for next year's exhibit may call 317-233-2434. -Mary Lee Pappas

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