ROSWELL, Ga. — The 2017 Roswell Sculpture Tour is officially open and will soon be hosting monthly events centered around the art.
ArtAround Roswell kicked off its nine-month Sculpture Tour Saturday, April 22 with multiple performances by local groups. The three-hour celebration featured the talents of the Atlanta Taiko Project, Element Circus Artists, In Flight Gymnastics & Circus, and Ten Blocks Away.
Additionally, the first of the Makers in the Afternoon demonstration was held featuring Jennifer Freedman of Mosaic Odyssey.
This year, opening celebrations were held around the sculpture Sentience, created by David Landis, located at the Heart of Canton Street.
The sculpture is modeled after a bloodroot flower, because it has a “wonderful, dynamic quality, like a firework exploding,” Landis said. “I used stainless steel… Because it reflects clouds, sky, trees and people, bringing them into the work.”
There are a total of 13 sculptures this year, including two permanent sculptures bought from last year’s tour – Smoke and Oak Leaf Triptych – and a gift from Russian Artist Dima Alekseyev, Sky Maintenance, which will stay with the city for two years. The remaining 10 sculptures are all sponsored by local businesses.