Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 7:00 am
Pointing the Way sculptures coming to Sharon
SHARON – Sharon thinks the city found a group that’s pointing the way to get sculptures into the city.
Sharon City Manager Scott Andrejchak recently met with Glen Sanders, George Junior Republic fine arts director. Under the school’s Pointing the Way program, sculptures will be placed at the corner of West State Street and South Water Avenue in the city with Sharon City School District students’ help.
More will be erected under the three-year program.
“The city is pleased to partner with George Junior Republic on a project that will add another element to our desire to bring public art to the downtown,” Andrejchak said.
Model sculptures are being finalized by Sharon students. Once complete, Andrejchak will organize a citizens group to select the winning model to be fabricated by George Junior Republic students. Cost of each sculpture is expected to run $15,000 and all donors funding the project at $1,000 or more will be recognized on a plaque at the sculpture location.
“The project provides students in Sharon and at George Junior Republic the opportunity to design, fabricate and fully produce large-scale sculptures for the community,” Sanders said. “Student involvement in the project assists them in both the development of soft and hard skills needed as they transition to the workforce.”
INFORMATION about the Pointing the Way project: Susan Boland, director of development, 724-458-9330, ext. 2171. Donations for the project should be mailed to George Junior Republic, 233 George Junior Road, PO. Box 1058, Grove City, PA 16148 or by donating online at https://support.gjr.org/