Unveiling Set for Pittsfield Common Sculpture12:12PM / Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Carol Gold and 'Infinite Dancer.' Click to see the full picture.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The First Street Common will feature a new sculpture donated by the Pittsfield Garden Tour this October.
The sculpture by Carol Gold will be unveiled ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m., with Mayor Daniel Bianchi, parks commissioners, city councilers and other public officials will be in attendance.
The Parks Commission accepted the donation of the 14-foot statue last January.
The Pittsfield Garden Tour is a local committee establised in 1996 that organizes community tours of private gardens. It has shown more than 100 gardens in Pittsfield to help promote the area's aesthetic appeal and community involvement.
The funding for the sculpture was raised via ticket sales and fundraisers from the Garden Tour and the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
The sculpture, "Infinite Dance," and was designed and crafted by award-winning artist Carol Gold, whose inspiration for the piece was taken from the First Street Common's site design.
The piece was unanimously selected from 77 submissions.
Gold is a member of the National Sculptors' Guild and her designs have been featured at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark., as well as public commissions in California and Colorado. She has been critically acclaimed for her work by the National Sculpture Society and North American Sculpture Exhibition.
Bianchi will interview the members of the Garden Tour on Oct. 8 on his show "Mayor Bianchi Reports" on CityLink PCTV Channel 18.