Summit Public Art Installs New Artworks Downtown

Summit Public Art is pleased to announce the installation of two new artworks, one on the Village Green and the other in the Lyric Park on Bank Street.
On the Village Green is a pair of figures sculpted in bronze, “Hector’s Return” and “Andromache,” based on the Greek myths. These sinuous, life-like pieces are exaggerated to reveal an emotional situation, something that the sculptor, Emil Alzamora, strives for in his work, which focuses on the human form. The large sculptures were installed with the help of City of Summit workers, and we thank them for their assistance.
Alzamora, a Peruvian native, was raised and studied in Florida and began his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley working with Polich Art Works. He now works independently and shows regularly throughout the United States and Europe. He lives in Beacon, NY.
The wall sculpture on the trellis in Lyric Park is by Paul Santoleri, who refers to the art as a mixed-media wall-piece because it is three-dimensional. Entitled “Crystal Starfish Bloom,” the art was commissioned by Summit Public Art for this space. The sculpture consists of aluminite panels, concrete over a steel frame, with hand-blown glass, glass crystals, acrylic and epoxy. It will be displayed for nine months at this site.
Santoleri is an internationally renowned artist with works throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Africa. Several of his wall murals are on view in Philadelphia where he has received numerous commissions from the city’s Mural Arts Program.
Other new installations are in the pipeline and will be hung soon. All these pieces are temporary and will be on display for 6 months to a year.
Summit Public Art receives no city funding; all money is raised through grants and private and corporate donations. For more information, visit www.summitpublicart.com (under construction but you can learn more about us!), email us at summitpublicarts@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @SummitPublicArt and #SPA.

(above) Mixed media wall structure by artist Paul Santoleri on display in Lyric Park

(above) Two bronze sculptures by artist Emil Alzamora on display on the Village Green.

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