Three new pieces on display in Castle Rock through Countywide public art program

New sculptures are adding color and dimension at three locations in Castle Rock thanks to the Countywide Art Encounters program.

Starting its seventh year, the program provides one-year exhibits of sculptures in retail and civic areas within Douglas County. Other participants in the program, funded partially through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, are Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Parker.

Castle Rock’s three pieces for 2014-15 were installed over the last couple weeks:

~“Bower,” a translucent polycarbonate panel for sale at $7,000 by artist Barbara Baer, is in Festival Park, 300 Second St.

~“Needle and Thread,” a steel sculpture for sale at $15,000 by artist Kevin Shaffer, is at Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course, 2156 Red Hawk Ridge Drive

~“Wellness Globe,” which artist Ivan Kosta made of painted steel and has for sale at $24,300, is at Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Drive

The pieces will remain in place until late May/early June 2015. The Town will give each artist a $500 stipend to borrow his or her piece for the year, which is funded through the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund. No taxpayer money is used to purchase public art in Castle Rock.

Learn more about the Town’s public art at CRgov.com/publicart.

Learn more about Art Encounters and vote for your favorite art piece in the program at douglas.co.us/artencounters. The winner of the 2013-14 People’s Choice Award was “The Eye” by artist Luis Fernandez, which had been on display at Red Hawk Ridge.