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Sculpture Trail Exhibit
Geyserville to Cloverdale 


May 8, 2016 – May 4, 2017
Cloverdale & Geyserville in Sonoma County
Artists’ Reception June 4, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

By  Joyce Mann

There is much anticipation in Cloverdale and Geyserville as new sculptures will be installed on May 4th in Geyserville and May 5th in downtown Cloverdale for the 2016-2017 Sculpture Trail. The Sculpture Trail, produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance and the Geyserville Community Foundation, is a year-round, outdoor exhibit with sculptures changing every May. The new contemporary sculptures range from the humorous to thought provoking and some with a message or story. In Geyserville, Santa Rosa artist, Michael Seymour’s sculpture “Pigasus”, is based on the poem “If Pigs Could Fly”. The sculpture made of welded steel rods, is a fanciful happy pig flying to unknown destinations. Cloverdale will host the sculpture “Hung Up”, which is an appreciation of women’s work with inspirations from Boston brownstones, riversides in India, and apartments in China. This sculpture by Beth Hartmann of Sebastopol and Allegra Davis Burke of Santa Rosa is a larger than life clothesline with clothespins and clothes created from fiber, wood and metal.  The clothesline  will be hung 18 feet about the ground and will have glow-in-the-dark features.

One sculpture will be judged “Best of Show” with a prize provided by the Bear Republic Brewing Co.  Jane and Ron Pavelka of Cloverdale will provide a prize for the sculpture selected to receive the “Honorable Mention” award. Vote for your favorite sculpture in Geyserville and Cloverdale to receive a People’s Choice Award selected by YOU! Voting locations with ballots will be posted online, or vote online.                   

11 new sculptures in Cloverdale and 10 new sculptures in Geyserville will be added to the sculptures already on display. The sculptures can be viewed until May 4, 2017 when new sculptures will replace the 2016-2017 exhibit. Additional information can found at www.101sculpturetrail.com .

The general public is invited to celebrate the 2016-2017 Sculpture Trail at a free Artists’ Reception from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale. Meet some of the participating sculptors, enjoy refreshments and music. A special feature of the evening will be a continuous video showing the sculptors at work and some of their other sculptures.