Sea Art Orlando sculptures unveiled at community kick-off event
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other dignitaries held the official community kick-off and unveiling of See Art Orlando early Monday evening.
The free event "Sculpting the Future of Downtown" was meant to introduce the community to the eight iconic sculptures that are part of the See Art Orlando collection. The sculptures are designed to enhance the aesthetic experience and cultural image of Downtown Orlando.
Supported by private philanthropy, the sculptures are thought to be the largest permanent collection of different pieces by different artists under construction at one time.
After more than 180 submissions from 16 countries and 36 states were reviewed, eight internationally-renowned artists, including one from Central Florida, were selected to create works of art inspired by various elements of Orlando and embodying the diverse fabric of the city.
Pieces in the collection are of all different sizes and are crafted from a variety of mediums ranging from stainless steel to limestone with features that incorporate kinetic energy, solar power and LED lights.