The council approved the purchase of “Wings” by Kirk Seese. The sculpture was recommended by the city’s Parks, Arts, And Community Enrichment, or PACE, Advisory Board, which believes the piece is fitting for the Cedar Park’s permanent collection due to its pleasing aesthetic and durable construction, according to the city.
Every year, city officials select a series of new sculptures that will be on display at the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden, according to city documents. The Community Sculpture Garden is located adjacent to the Cedar Park Recreation Center.
Several sculptures have been purchased by the city in the past, some of which are on display at Milburn Park, the Sculpture Garden, the H-E-B Center and the City Council Chambers.
The “Wings” sculpture costs $7,500, according to city documents. This purchase will be funded through Cedar Park’s public art fund.
Twenty-five sculptures were submitted for review for the 2022-23 display year. Board members evaluated the pieces based on aesthetics, variety, suitability for outdoor display, sales price and local artist preference.
On Aug. 8, the PACE board made a final recommendation to council that included seven selections and two alternates.
One of the main selections was replaced with an alternate selection due to the sculpture encouraging plastic waste.
The approved sculpture pieces will be on loan for a period of one year, according to city documents. During this period, a piece may be sold, but it has to remain on loan during the display period, which runs from October 2022 to October 2023.
Sculptures will be installed between Oct. 7 and 14.
The Cedar Park Sculpture Garden is located at 1435 Main St., Cedar Park.