New Art In Place

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

November 1, 2006

Driving around Charlottesville you may notice a large chair or a giant whale. It's all part of the new round of Art In Place.

Just off the busy streets of Charlottesville you'll find works of art like a totem pole on 5th Street.

"The placement of 'Totem Pole' is important because it's kind of a gate-way for the people entering and leaving the civic center of Charlottesville...a good hello and a good good-bye when they come and go," said sculptor Jason Roberson.

"Totem pole" was picked as one 40 applicants to displayed within the city limits. He used different woods and features to depict many cultures.

"You're not trying to say it is any one individual. It's the face of all of us," said Elizabeth Breeden, organizer of Art In Place.

Art in Place puts up a new round of sculptures every 11 months. They are a non-profit funded by both the city and private donations.

"Art is the way we become a cosmopolitan society, the way that we enhance our own culture, they way that we reflect our own sense of civilization," said Breeden.

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