Third sculpture approved for Silver Box Project

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  • This screenshot from the Sandpoint Arts Commission report for City Council shows the lastest sculpture approved for the Silver Box Project titled, ‘Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE),’ by Matthew Duffy of Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street in Sandpoint is one of the three sculptures for the city's Silver Box Project titled, "Angry Bird," by by George Rickert of Sandpoint.

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    (Courtesy photo) This screenshot from the Sandpoint Arts Commission report for City Council shows one of the approved sculptures for the Silver Box Project titled, "Okeefe 5," by Patrick Sullivan of Pine Valley, Utah.

  • This screenshot from the Sandpoint Arts Commission report for City Council shows the lastest sculpture approved for the Silver Box Project titled, ‘Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE),’ by Matthew Duffy of Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

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    (Photo by MARY MALONE) Located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street in Sandpoint is one of the three sculptures for the city's Silver Box Project titled, "Angry Bird," by by George Rickert of Sandpoint.

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    (Courtesy photo) This screenshot from the Sandpoint Arts Commission report for City Council shows one of the approved sculptures for the Silver Box Project titled, "Okeefe 5," by Patrick Sullivan of Pine Valley, Utah.

SANDPOINT — This year’s collection of Silver Box art is complete after City Council approved the third sculpture on Wednesday.

The piece, titled “Low-Poly Open Heart (RIDE),” by Matthew Duffy of Washington, D.C., is a large, painted metal heart sculpture. It was in the top six during the Sandpoint Art Commission’s initial selection process from the 22 applications received, commission chair Elle Susnis said.

“We think this sculpture will be an iconic addition to the Oak Street corridor and the Farmin Park area,” Susnis said.

One of the three pieces initially recommended for approval by City Council earlier this month was sold at Art on the Green, and therefore was not available for the rotating sculpture project. Council members subsequently approved two sculptures on Aug. 7, one of which has already been installed at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Church Street. The sculpture by George Rickert of Sandpoint is titled “Angry Bird,” described by Susnis as “colorful and full of whimsy.”

The other sculpture, which will be featured at the Silver Box location on the corner of Fifth and Oak location is titled, “Okeefe 5,” by Patrick Sullivan of Pine Valley, Utah. Susnis described the piece as a “carrara marble with a very fluid form.” Duffy’s sculpture will be featured at the corner of Fourth and Oak.

The Silver Box Project is an annually rotating art-on-loan program, approved by council members in April 2017. According to the project description under the council agenda, the project originally incorporated the purchase of one of the three artworks by the city each year after a vote by the public. An application fee was established and a small honorarium of $350. However, after receiving little response to the solicitation for art, the Arts Commission revised the project structure to include a larger honorarium of $1,000, and eliminated the application fee for artists, as well as the public vote for permanent inclusion into the city’s collection, according to the description. The revisions resulted in more submissions and less expense to the city, primarily due to the elimination of purchasing artwork. However, through the city’s public art policy, purchase of original artwork for permanent inclusion into the city’s collection remains an option.

“We are excited about the rotating nature of this program,” Susnis said. “I would also like to take a moment to invite and encourage our local artists to next year’s call for art.”

Mary Malone can be reached by email at mmalone@bonnercountydailybee.com and follow her on Twitter @MaryDailyBee.

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