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How about a granite sculpture garden for park?


While looking up the voting records of our local state reps at rhodeislandvotes.org/SearchVotes, I came across Bill 2834: An Act Authorizing an Increase in the Holdings of “Memorial And Library Association” [of Westerly] to 30 million dollars. This bill was introduced by Senator Algiere and it passed 38-0.

Thanks to excellent governance, the Westerly Library appears to be approaching 30 million dollars in assets. I would like to suggest the library’s board of directors to consider allocating money for a “sculpture garden” in Wilcox Park. If this suggestion seems promising please think, not just bronze, but large sculptures made from Westerly’s granite. This would employ Westerly’s venerable granite artists (e.g. memorial carvers; look at the beautiful works-of-art in Westerly’s cemeteries for some examples.) In addition, there are many local sculptors that could be employed in designing and developing the park’s “sculpture garden.” Not only would a “sculpture garden” inspire budding artists, it would most definitely attract more visitors to Wilcox Park.

Charles L. Marsh, Sr.

Westerly



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