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Posted on: June 2, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Artist Commissioned for Public Art at New Police Station

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The Town is pleased to announce that artist Adam Schultz has been commissioned to produce an innovative public art sculpture for the Town’s new Police Station, which will open in October 2010.

Schultz is creating a powerful sculpture of an eagle in flight, wrought in bronze. With bold lines and a beautiful and original design, it symbolizes freedom, protection and the spirit of America. The life-sized eagle will be held aloft 14 feet in the air on two vertical, stainless steel pillars. One pillar will represent safety and one will symbolize strength. The base of the sculpture will include a “circle of hands” -- tiles pressed with handprints of local community members from young children to senior citizens, metaphorically representing the support and involvement of the community.

A call for artists went out in April, which resulted in the Town receiving 16 proposals. The Art in Public Places committee met and selected five artists to interview. The six-member committee, along with three members of the Police Department staff, unanimously recommended Schultz to Town Council. Council approved the recommendation on Monday, May 24.

Adam Schultz was born in Detroit, MI, in 1966. His bronze and stone sculptures have been placed all over America. For the last 20 years, Adam has been living and sculpting in Loveland, Colorado. He has been commissioned to sculpt animals, portraits, memorials and monuments for both private and corporate collections. .

For additional information about Public Art in Parker, please visit www.ParkerRec.com or contact Kelly Kuper at 303.434.1560.

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