Monday, June 1, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears and...Manatee

This year's summer sculpture series, Roam Around, makes its debut today. It's bulls, bunnies, buffalo and all their forest and/or jungle friends. Whether or not I truly like the artwork, I love seeing the new additions put in place - it's a harbinger of the season.

I've only seen a few members of the heard in their seasonal native habitat, but I definitely like a few of them. All the rust-colored abstract critters are a-ok with me. There's something fitting about the giraffe craning his long neck down Bedford Street from the Broad Street corner - like he's straining to see if they've filled up the empty storefronts yet. The promotional materials suggest a spindly wire horse, a buffalo paying tribute to the St. Louis Arch and a robot unicorn (which is now what I want for Christmas).

Stamford Plus
whispered in my ear that there would be a June 10th open reception at the Stamford Marriott for the metal menagerie. For more information about tickets or the outdoor exhibit itself, call 203-348-5285 or check out


Strictly Stamford said...

I am glad it is animals! Sometimes the people make me do a double take cause I think its a kid going into the street or something

Streets of Stamford said...

The wire horse is in Latham Park (between Prospect and Bedford Streets, just north of the Avon), and it's HUGE!!!