The Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden will be a natural and landscaped area overlooking a beautiful 1.25 acre pond. A .5 mile walking trail will loop around the pond with several benches and picnic areas situated along the trail. With the help of horticulturalists from the NC Zoo, Carolina Bronze has chosen plants and trees that are native to the NC landscape and will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife that populate the area. Deer are often seen as well as a beautiful blue heron that has taken up residence around the pond. It will be open to the public and will provide the town of Seagrove a safe, contemplative place for walking and exercise as well as a place to educate and inspire the community and visitors from around the country about large scale public sculpture.
The Carolina Bronze Sculpture Garden collection will consist of donated, acquired and loaned sculptures that represent emerging and established artists working in all 3D media suitable for the outdoors. They are also accepting donations of sculpture from artist’s estates. Ten sculptures have already been donated or loaned for the collection. This collection will increase public awareness and support for state and local artists by displaying their artwork in various locations throughout the Sculpture Garden and the town of Seagrove. The collection will be curated based on content, quality and suitability. All sculpture selected for the collection will be installed on a secure base, insured and regularly maintained by Carolina Bronze Sculpture, Inc. Each sculpture will be labeled with the artist name, title of the art work, media, price if for sale and a Q code with a direct link back to the artist’s website.
Our timetable for completion of the first stage of this project is August, 2016. We would like to dedicate the park during the 38th Tri-State Sculpture Conference to be held at Carolina Bronze and at STARworks in October of 2016.
If you would like to be a part of our sculpture garden, please contact Melissa Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.