11.16.2018

PHILANTHROPY: SCAPE Celebrates 20 Years

I not so recently was invited to celebrate public art. I celebrate art on the regular but PUBLIC art is a different matter all together and best celebrated separately. It needs to please most of the masses, have true durability and still be beautiful. This task has been accomplished for the past 20 years by SCAPE Public Art and notably Director Deborah McCormick who had been a part of the organization from the beginning. Josie Whelan, Education & Community Engagement Manager, is a standout for my children having worked with her on several projects when I was a homeschooling mommy years ago. What SCAPE creates is great. The Epcot-esque piece below is entitled Fanfare and happens to be arguably my most recent favorite piece of modern art.
The gold-dipped feather by artist Kate Woodley is a close runner-up. Not only is she a family friend but feathers are very, very good luck. See how pretty charity can be? McCormick encouraged people who love art to help create it and preserve it for the people. We artfully agree.