Friday, September 5, 2008


This beautiful bronze sculpture is by RJ Melnyk and sits in Griffis Sculpture Park (Ashford Hollow).  Like many other artists, he is looking for an opportunity to produce another piece of public art.  With any luck, there should be information regarding the promotion of art along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in the near future.


Virginia said...

I am a sculpture lover too! I have posted more than a few on my blog from our museum and around town. What a fabulous project. I am envious.

Anil P said...

It would be great to have these sculptures grace more public places.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Spooky! But what a cool surprise!


Glennis said...

While I have to say it does look impressive, my first thought was that it was a dead tree with many branches, however intimating nature is not a bad thing and very difficult really. I would be happy to have the statue on any river walkway. Anything that enhances the view is worth having.
Thanks for your lovely visit, we do live in a pretty scenic area and are lucky enough to have a home with a sensational view of the harbour.

Kcalpesh said...

Abstract, spooky but very nicely done! Nicely photographed by you! Thanks for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

An interesting piece of art - odd, but interesting!

Thanks for stoppin by my blog & commenting, much appreciated!

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Xtreme English said...

i am totally impressed. what a splendid idea! and, knowing everything we do now on march 4, 2010, who do you suppose comment #9 is from???


Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

How very much creative! Really!!

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Short Poems said...

Beautiful and creative!!

reflective essay said...

I love it! Can't wait for the conference too, it's going to be great. And I'm 100% with you on the boob sweat. It's just plain unnecessary!

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

Amazing. That is a great place for this sculpture. It looks so belonging. Art and nature.

Michaela said...

What a great idea! I wish I could take that trip some day along that canal... but I guess it is easier to follow your blog :D
/hillybillyfarmgirl aka Michaela

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****I have created an album that you can reach through my blog. When you click on Picasa Albums, go to "524 Mile Gallery." Photos have already been sent and I will continue to add more as soon as you can get them to me. Let's see how much art is already out there along the canal AND in your communities.

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****6/21/07**** On June 14th "Winston's Dream" was dedicated in Lyons, New York, where I had the pleasure speaking. The event was attended by over 250 people, there to support the Dobbins family and the debut of MURAL MANIA. Carmella Mantello, of the Canal Corporation spoke along with Frank Dean, of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Numerous letters were read from Governor Spitzer and others. An excellent example of public art along the New York State Canal System.

****9/20**** When the Lois McClure stopped in Brockport, the community really turned out. Almost 2400 people toured in two days. The crew was great and I was able to get to know many of them. We delivered fresh vegetables and lots of organic garlic (that we grow on our farm) to enhance their diets. They were kind enough to carry a poster my students made (Main St. USA - Brockport, NY) to Rome, as a gift to Mayor James Brown. He also got a bag of garlic. Hannah Blake, of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, was there for 3 days, and we had many hours to discuss the future of Art Walks On Water. She is a great supporter and has quite a vision for the future. Good things are about to happen,please stay tuned.

****1/14/2008**** I'm Back!!!! and still working toward a roundtable for late spring or early summer with Hannah Blake. Happy to announce that Clarkson, New York
will be installing a kiosk along the canal at Sansocie Park in the next month or so.
It will promote Art Walks On Water and their town. This ambitious community got the specs for the kiosk from the Canal Corporation and jumped through all the hoops (permission etc.) to make it happen. Ordinarily the state has been charging $15,000 to construct them, and they did it for $2,500 in supplies and inkind service to have it installed. If they can do it, other communities can too. A print of the Clarkson School House will be displayed along with a bio for artist Helen Smagorinsky.