Ribbon cut on Statesville Sculpture Garden

Posted at 6:36 PM on Apr 22, 2016

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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Years of planning and a month of exhaustive physical labor by city employees culminated in a short celebration Friday evening to officially open the new Statesville Sculpture Garden at the corner of Center and Water streets.

Mayor Costi Kutteh was joined by members of the city council and the city's Appearance Commission, which was the driving force behind the new pocket park, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the beginning of a festive evening that drew hundreds of people downtown for the Spring Art Crawl.

Carrboro sculptor Mike Roig, who created "On Top of the Whirld," the inaugural piece for the garden, also attended.

The mayor predicted that the garden would quickly become "the most photographed piece of ground in Statesville."

Appearance Commission Chairwoman Anne Rhyne thanked the cast of city employees from the recreation and parks, public works, engineering and other departments who helped plan and create the park. The Gordon family allowed the city to build the park on land it owns.

"It took a lot of hands to put this village together," she said.

Also attending the ribbon cutting were Rogelio Calvo, executive director of the Iredell Arts Council; Councilman Arnold Watt; Councilman Mike Johnson; Ann Speaks; Lee Hollifield; Anne Rhyne; Costi Kutteh; Mike Roig; David Rokes; Julia Wilson; Deb Hogg and Councilman Roy West.

VIDEO: CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE
TO WATCH SCULPTOR MIKE ROIG
DISCUSS HIS CREATION FOR THE
SCULPTURE GARDEN.

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