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Jun 26

Introducing The 2023/2024 Art Encounters Sculptures

Posted on June 26, 2023 at 10:22 AM by Ryne Dittmer

Ten new sculptures have found a temporary home in Downtown Parker as the latest class of Douglas County Art Encounters. Through the rotating art program, the works listed below will be displayed until May 2024. 

Two circles are adorned with translucent neon shapes, cacti and stars in this kinetic sculpture.

Wind Sprite by Annette Coleman

Parker Town Hall at Mainstreet and Pine Drive intersection

Sculpture of a silver metal sunburst with a rotating moon shape within a central circle cutout.

Sun to Moon Rotation by Mary Angers

O’Brien Park Gazebo, 10795 Victorian Drive

A sculpture of a bright solid blue butterfly silhouette with shapes cut out of the wings.

Flutter-by by Janene DiRico

O’Brien Park at corner of Mainstreet and Victorian Drive

A metal sculpture of a silhouette of a jumping horse painted dark purple.

Boundless by Janene DiRico-Cable

H2O’Brien Pool, 10795 Victorian Way 

A rust colored rectangle stands vertical adorned with multi-color metal flowers and leaves.

Search for Beauty by Charlotte & Ben Zink

Discovery Park Amphitheater, 20115 E. Mainstreet

A sculpture of a green, purple and orange fish with scales cut out of the metal sides.

Peche by Charlotte & Ben Zink

Discovery Park Amphitheater, 20115 E. Mainstreet

A white stone sculpture blends organic curves, a central square and circle cut out.

Stop Pushing by Tim DeShong

Xeric Garden, Old Town Hall, at southeast corner of PACE Center Drive and Mainstreet 

Recycled metal, chain and rebar and formed into the shape of a blue heron with yellow legs and beak.

Blue Heron in my Dreams by Mary Smith

PACE Center front entrance, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue

Salvaged metal pieces are assembled into a rooster shape and painted bronze.

Roland the Rooster by James Cable

The Schoolhouse, 19650 E. Mainstreet

A dark grey carved stone sculpture stands vertically with a hole drilled through its center.

Jagged Hole by Doug W. Root

Mainstreet and S. Pikes Peak Drive

Art Encounters aims to promote public interest in art, develop community pride and draw visitors to the retail or civic areas where they are displayed. All art is for sale. Visit the program website to see current works installed around Douglas County and vote for your favorite sculpture to win this year's People's Choice Award. 

You may also explore the Town’s permanent public art collection on the Parker Arts website.