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      Ten new sculptures to be delivered to Walk of Art in Elk Rapids

      The Walk of Art sculpture park in Elk Rapids will have some new sights for visitors to take in this month.

      The Walk of Art sculpture park in Elk Rapids will have some new sights for visitors to take in this month.

      Ten new artists will be featured in the park, bringing the number of works on display to sixteen.

      The Walk of Art sculpture exhibit located in the Antrim County-owned Elk Rapids Day Park is a permanent sculpture park with rotating exhibit of works, organized and developed by the Elk Rapids' non-profit arts organization Art Rapids! in cooperation with Antrim County.

      The exhibit will include up to 30 sculptures, with each piece on display for three years; most are for sale. The project is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and private donations.

      Seedpod 10 by artist David Greenwood was delivered May 3. The 150-pound abstracted seedpod was nestled into place by Greenwood and Walk of Art volunteers.

      Greenwood is a well-known Michigan sculptor and faculty member for Sculpture and Functional Art at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

      Greenwood's sculpture for Walk of Art is based on abstracted/invented seedpods, which he collects during his travels. He says, "Art-making is a journey inward to discover what is both uniquely personal and universally human." He calls nature "the best designer."

      Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. artist Dace Koeingsknecht's painted steel sculpture "Golden Canopy" will be installed at the park.

      Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. a resin piece titled "Enlighten" by artist Margot McMahon will be delivered. A painted steel sculpture "Sentinel" by Ray Katz will follow at 1 p.m.

      Saturday, May 17 four more works of art will be set into place. At noon, Sam Soet's carved wood sculptures "Aspen Walker" and "Drifter" will be delivered. At 1 p.m. "Timekeeper" by Maureen Gray and "Sun Over the Red Sea" by Dave Vande will grace the walk of art park.