Sculptures installed at Community Corner
November 7, 2018
Niwot’s Economic Development Director Catherine McHale welcomed a crowd of over 30 people to the dedication of nine pieces of public art installed at Community Corner, at the intersection of Niwot Road and 79th Street. “We wanted it to be accessible to people, something they can experience,” McHale said. “We tried to choose pieces that fit with the community. All pieces are available for sale, but should be here between six and nine months.”
The Sculpture Park Committee, consisting of McHale, Anne Postle, Scott Deemer, Chuck Klueber, Lisa Rivard, Laura Skaggs, Nick Whitaker and Asher Panian, announced that a $750 stipend had been given to artist Joshua Pass for his sculpture, “Feather.” A People’s Choice Award of $250 will be presented at the December First Friday Art Walk based on voting from the public. Ballots are available in this issue of the Courier (see below), or locally at Osmosis Art & Architecture and at Niwot Market. One lucky voter will be selected at random to receive a $25 gift certificate at Osmosis.
Deemer, who co-owns Outdoor Craftsmen with his wife Paula Deemer, donated all of the labor for creation of the landscaped corner, and when funds ran short, donated most of the labor for installation of the artwork, and also loaned a sculpture from his personal collection. “It’s a great asset to the community,” Deemer said. “It was a pleasure to support the community as we have in the past, and hope to do in the future.”
The effort to fund the landscaped corner and sculptures has included the Niwot Business Association, the Niwot Cultural Arts Association, the Niwot Community Association, the Rotary Club of Niwot, Cottonwood Park West HOA, Boulder County Transportation, and the Niwot Local Improvement District.
Postle noted that one sculpture, entitled “Spirit of the River Does Not Live Long in a Drainage Pipe,” had been donated to the Niwot community through the NCAA by the family of artist Scott Reuman, who passed away in 2013. His brother, Peter Reuman of Nederland, was on hand for the dedication, as were several other featured artists.