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Snow Changes Public Art

Snowboarding, sledding and cross-country skiing are not the only ways to enjoy a long hard winter in Upstate New York. Instead of staying cooped up indoors, why not venture out into the city streets and see how snow changes public art.

Mary Taylor, "Filly"

Mary Taylor, “Filly” 2008

Winter can be difficult to navigate, and quite frankly, tolerate, in the city of Rochester for sure; but the recently completed Centennial Sculpture Park at the MAG makes this early onset of winter much more enjoyable.

Just like the magic in Frosty’s old silk hat, a freshly fallen snow can bring public art to life. Visit the new project just outside of the Creative Workshop. The tender curiosity and playfulness of Mary Taylor’s Filly almost reaches out and nudges you and makes you want to look around to find the stable with the other horses.

Even across town on the Eastman Quadrangle at the University of Rochester river campus, Marc Mello’s George Eastman 2009 appears to have teleported back in time to monitor the leadership of the community he inspired so many years ago.

As you enjoy the magic of the holiday season with family and friends, bundle up warm with your winter garb and imagination, and take a stroll through the Neighborhood of Arts. Snow changes public art and public art might just change you.

Marc Mello, "George Eastman" 2009

Marc Mello, “George Eastman” 2009

Submitted by Sharon McNamee

Submitted by Sharon McNamee


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