New Sculpture To Be Dedicated For The Brainerd Hills Neighborhood

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Fiercley (Over I) by Andrew Light
Fiercley (Over I) by Andrew Light

Public Art Chattanooga announced the installation and dedication of a new sculpture in the Brainerd Hills neighborhood. Selected by the Brainerd Hills Neighborhood Association, the sculpture, entitled Fiercely (Over I) is by Lexington, Ky. artist Andrew Light.

The neighborhood selected the sculpture because it represents pride in neighborhood history, commitment to helping one another, and standing together for a common cause. The sculpture was made possible with support from Councilwoman Carol Berz and funding from Commissioner Tim Boyd and the Brainerd Hills Neighborhood Association.

The public is invited to attend a dedication on Saturday, April 26, from 10-11 a.m at The Point at East Brainerd and Bass Roads.
  Refreshments will be served immediately following the dedication at the Connell household, 232 Bass Road.
 
For more information contact: publicartchattanooga1@gmail.
 
Public Art Chattanooga is the city of Chattanooga's public art program and is housed in the department of Economic and Community Development. Public Art Chattanooga introduces a wide range of high quality public art into the community, enhancing the civic environment and enriching the lives of residents and visitors.
 
Public Art Chattanooga manages a collection of over 100 permanent and 20 temporary works of art that are placed throughout the city. These collections and programs are supported by city funds and significant funds from private sources.

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