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ArtsPARKs Sculpture Dedication
- Date: 04/06/2019 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
- Location: Raflo Park
345 Harrison Street, SE
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Please join Mayor Kelly Burk, the Leesburg Commission on Public Art, and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) in dedicating the latest installation on the ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail.
Following the sale and removal of Brian Kirk’s “Cryptos” sculpture from the ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail last year, the Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) issued a call to artists for a replacement sculpture. COPA selected Jim Koenig’s “Kool Dudes,” which portrays three figures on skateboards made from locally sourced cedar. The Town Council approved the selection and “Kool Dudes” was installed in February.
For more than 20 years, Jim Koenig has been creating art from natural and manmade objects found while hiking the region’s mountains, woodlands, and riverbanks, as well as walking the streets and sidewalks of the area’s towns. He is currently the featured artist at the Gateway Gallery in Round Hill, and his works have been displayed at the Jefferson County Musuem in Charles Town, WV; the Harpers Ferry National Park bookstore; and the annual Waterford Fair in Waterford, VA.
The ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail is a collaboration between COPA and FOLPA. Other sculptures currently on display were unveiled in the summer of 2018. All the sculptures are available for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the sales will be invested in the ArtsPARKs program, paving the way for new artists to exhibit their work in subsequent years. The ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail is part of the Loudoun County Artisan Trail network.