DEARBORN, Mich. – Twelve sculptures have been placed throughout Dearborn as part of the community’s 2012-2013 Art in Public Places Midwest Sculpture Initiative. Funding for the project is provided by the Dearborn Community Fund and the East and West Dearborn Downtown Development Authorities. Each month a different sculpture and sculptor is highlighted.
“Flutter III Archway” by artist Jim Gallucci is the featured sculpture for July. Fabricated from galvanized steel, the sculpture is an impressive 12’ x 6’x 6’ piece installed at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Maple on the grounds of Dearborn City Hall Park. The purchase price for “Flutter III Archway” is $18,000.
In his artist statement, Gallucci notes that he likes to use “the format of gates, doorways and benches in order to give the public access to my art.” In particular, he views the gate as an object that can be open or closed, allow for release or restraint while engaging the viewer.
Gallucci received his MFA from Syracuse University and went on to teach at the University of Alabama – Huntsville and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro . He lives in Greensboro where he is President of Jim Gallucci Sculptor Ltd. His work can be found in communities across the United States including public art commissions in St. Louis, Missouri, Aurora, Colorado, Davis, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Rockville, Maryland to name a few. “Flutter III Archway” was most recently on exhibit at the University of Toledo. For more information about artist Jim Gallucci, visit his website at www.jimgalluccisculptor.com.
Additional information about Dearborn’s 2012-2013 Art in Public Places Midwest Sculpture Initiative and the sculpture of the month is available at www.cdtv.pegcentral.com/ or by contacting the Dearborn Community Fund office at 313-943-5478.