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“Kool Dudes” by Jim Koenig Receives 2019 ArtsPARKs People’s Choice Award

Koenig’s work is one of five sculptures on the ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail in Raflo Park on display through June 2020.

Post Date:05/17/2019 11:33 AM
Kool DudesLeesburg, VA (May 14, 2019) – The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 ArtsPARKs People’s Choice Award in Jim Koenig’s “Kool Dudes”. 

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 Museum in Charles Town, WV; the Harpers Ferry National Park bookstore; and the annual Waterford Fair in Waterford, VA. “Kool Dudes” portrays three figures, made from locally sourced cedar, with a skateboard and wearing sunglasses found along the Shenandoah River.

The ArtsPARKs Sculpture Trail is a collaboration between COPA and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts.  The five sculptures currently installed will remain on display until June 2020, at which time a new round of sculptures will be installed.  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.

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Betsy Arnett
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