The Board of Trustees of the Infinite Possibilities Public Art Project announced today the fundraising campaign for the installation of a 30-foot bronze sculpture on Shore Rock Island at Ocean Beach Park, New London, Connecticut.
The sculpture, Infinity, is a 21-foot Neo-classical style cast bronze female figure that holds aloft a 10-foot infinity loop. The stainless steel loop will be illuminated at night and will be a beacon of light that can be seen from the mouth of the Thames River, Long Island Sound, and from the shore at Ocean Beach Park.
The sculptor, Renee Rhodes said, "This gateway sculpture will attract visitors to the City of New London and provide inspiration and pride. This sculpture and this project are about awakening spirits, sending out a spark that can ignite other souls, and inspire the strength of spirit to RISE UP. Rather than state this outright, I am attempting to sculpt it and let the viewer take from it what they need personally."
Renee Rhodes is a Connecticut sculptor (www.reneerhodes.com) who has completed two other cast bronze public art works in New London: Athena Stands Watch on Eugene O'Neill Drive, and Gaia in The Hygienic Art Park.
The fundraising program is directed by Robert DeRobbio, Ph.D., President of the Board. Other Board members are: ▪ Lynda Smith, Ph.D., Vice President ▪ Nanci DeRobbio, Secretary, Arts in Education Specialist ▪ David Sugrue, Treasurer, General Manager, Ocean Beach ▪ George C. White, Founder, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center ▪ Jeanne Sigel, Marketing Development Director, The Garde Art Center ▪ Cathleen Buchanan, Past President of the Graduate Institute ▪ Steven Bogen, Owner, Blast All ▪ Susan Asselin-Connally, Esq., Attorney ▪ John Leger, Board Engineer, General Dynamics Electric Boat ▪ Donald Brodeur, CPA PE, Brodeur & Company ▪ Kenneth Reels, Vice Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Gaming Commission.
The Project's Creative Team is A. Vincent Scarano, Executive Producer, President of Hygienic Art, Inc. ▪ Jeffery Lilly, Art Director, Publisher, Ink Magazine ▪ Alec Asten, Documentary Film Director, FireSite Films ▪ Renee Rhodes Ph.D., Executive Director, Infinite Possibilities Public Art Project, Sculptor.
Several fundraising events are planned during the summer and fall. Check our website, www.infinityCT.org, for details.
Infinite Possibilities Public Art Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in the State of Connecticut. Its mission: To Light the way for Infinite Possibilities -- Celebrating Beauty, Unity, Hope, and Inspiration through public art.