What is the “sculpture show” project?
Bob Clyatt, a local sculptor and Rye resident is working with The Rye Arts Center (RAC) on a sculpture exhibit to take place May 6-June 16, 2012 at The Rye Arts Center.
As a separate, but related part of the RAC show, Bob is working with the City to bring public art to the central business district as a way to increase awareness of art and to bring additional visitors to the downtown area.
When will the sculptures go up and be taken down?
Sculptures will be installed by DPW on April 25 and removed on May 23.
What do the sculptures look like? When will they be installed?
Approximately 15 pieces are scheduled for installation at different locations along Purchase Street. The sculptures are mounted on 8 ft. wooden poles, and are 2-3 feet tall, for total height of 10-11 feet each. They are resin figurative pieces in a range of translucent orange colors.
How did you decide where to put the sculptures?
Bob Clyatt, the artists, and representatives from the City staff, Chamber of Commerce and DPW, walked through downtown Rye on March 19 to view possible locations based on a number of factors including: the interactions between pieces along the site lines, width of sidewalk, existing environmental conditions, pedestrian traffic flow, and access to merchant businesses.
Are the sculptures for sale? Who do I contact for any questions I receive about buying them?
The sculptures will be for sale through the Rye Arts Center, and inquiries should be directed to Helen Gates at (914) 967-0700, ext. 27. Prices range between $2000-$2500 each including pole, mount and figure.
Who is responsible for covering the cost of installing the sculpture?
Who is liable for any damage to them?
Rye City’s property and liability insurance will cover the public art sculpture pieces from installation to removal. As a merchant who has a sculpture placed outside of my business, what are my responsibilities related to the sculpture. None. However, we hope that you will be supportive of this public art opportunity by referring any questions to the Rye Arts Center should you receive any inquiries. Also, you are the eyes and ears for the community. If you see anyone damaging the art or acting suspiciously, please report it to the Rye City Police.
Please see attached news article from The Rye Record, March 23, 2012 for photos and additional details.