Don’t miss the latest piece that the city’s Public Art Committee selected called “Rock-et Man” by Craig Berube-Gray as its latest installation on Sample Road. Unfortunately, this isn’t a permanent piece and will be returned to the artist next year.
“On behalf of the City and the Public Art Committee, we would like to welcome this new piece of artwork to the City and look forward to having it on display in the upcoming year,” said Chief Planner Jim Hickey.
In November 2003, Coral Springs was the first south Florida city in many years to pass a public art program and join the more than 350 governments nationwide. Since the Coral Springs initiative, the nearby cities of Tamarac, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach have created programs. The funding from the sculptures results from arts fees paid by developers that choose not to install artwork at their new buildings.
No ad valorem tax dollars are used to purchase public art through the City of Coral Springs Public Art Program. Funds are collected through an impact fee on new development or redevelopment within the City.
The installation was completed on March 8 and will be on display at the southeast corner of Sample Road and Coral Hills Drive until March 2014.
For more information on the artist and his works, visit www.crgraystonecarver.com.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.