RADFORD – More three-dimensional art has been installed around the city, thanks to a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts (VCA).
This is the second grant the City of Radford’s tourism department has received from the VCA. The first grant was used to commission sculptures in the Mary Draper Ingles Cultural Heritage Park, located along the river at the base of Glencoe Museum, under the theme “An Epic Journey.”
The new pieces were recently installed. Radford Tourism Director Deb Cooney recently remarked on the newest arts campaign in the city.
“Four pieces of outdoor sculpture were chosen by our jurors and these four pieces are placed in our commercial districts as part of our ‘public art in public places’ campaign,” said Cooney.
“The idea is to make folks aware of all of the arts we have in Radford – from the Mary Draper Ingles statue to our historic murals to all of the offerings at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at RU.”
Cooney said the pieces were chosen from a panel of jurors based on the theme of ‘Locomotion-Art for all Seasons’ and will be on display for about a year.