ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour opens for 2018 with ‘pops’ of fun


Roswell Art Fund’s kicked off its third ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour with an opening celebration at Riverside Park in Roswell on April 14.

ArtAround Roswell sponsors, members of the Roswell Arts Fund Board and several children participated at the ribbon cutting kicking off the 2018 sculpture tour.

“We were happy to collaborate with the city of Roswell and Roswell Recreation and Parks on the ArtAround Roswell opening celebration,” said Roswell Arts Fund Development Director Heidi Speckhart.

The event was held near “Ice Pops,” a “bright and colorful sculpture” that resembles “three popsicles melting in the sun.” Craig Gray, an artist from Key West, Florida, created the piece sponsored by Synovus Bank.

Representatives from the bank attended the event and distributed complimentary King of Pops popsicles.

“We loved handing out the pops to all of our neighbors and visitors who stopped by the celebration. ‘Ice Pops’ is such a colorful and fun sculpture; it’s perfect for this location,” said Vice President of Business Development Catherine Storey.

The family-friendly celebration also featured entertainment, including local band, Along for the Ride. FootNotes Dance and Acrobatics Studio had a few groups perform choreographed dances at the event.

“It was so fun to watch the kids interact with the art,” said Storey.

Several other ArtAround Roswell sculpture sponsors also participated in the event. Randall-Paulson Architects helped the children with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) activity, sand art.

Aesthetic Specialty Centre Plastic Surgery & Dermatology were paired with face painters and gave away a chance to win a free facial.

Carl Black Roswell Buick GMC provided “mini-tours” of additional nearby ArtAround Roswell sculptures.

A.J. Argentina of Roswell Clay Collective, at Roswell Art Center West, gave demos of pottery making. Artist Kathy King had pottery available for purchase.

“Our sponsors are amazing, and we appreciate all that they do to make the sculpture tour a success,” said Speckhart.

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