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Ann Davey Masters Sculpture Garden Dedication
September 20th, 2012
Vic Thomas Park
On September 20, the dedication of the Ann Davey Masters Sculpture Garden will be held at Vic Thomas Park. This sculpture garden is dedicated to the memory of Ann Davey Masters, Executive Director of Clean Valley Council (CVC) from 1996 to 2009. During her tenure, Ann spearheaded many exciting environmental initiatives to improve the quality of life in the Roanoke Valley. As a former curator of the Art Museum of Western Virginia, she used her passion for the arts and natural world to educate citizens about the importance of environmental stewardship, raising CVC’s profile as never before.
Vic Thomas Park promotes our natural environment through its design and use of native plantings and is the newest addition to the City of Roanoke’s Nationally Accredited Parks & Recreation System. It is a fitting place for the ADM Sculpture Garden which will provide public art complementing this beautiful area along the Roanoke River in the Mountain View neighborhood. The park is part of the Roanoke Valley Greenway system, whose mission is to make the valley a better place to live by linking neighborhoods, finding connections, and protecting community resources.
Three sculptures will be dedicated: Calling the Powers by Lawrence Reid Bechtel and Annie’s Peace by Betty Branch were chosen by a selection panel. The works are being donated by the Clean Valley Council to the City of Roanoke. Vertical Break by the late Paul Ostaseski was previously donated to the City of Roanoke by the Art Museum of Western Virginia. The Arts Commission chose to move this work to the memorial garden as Ms. Masters was a friend and mentor to Mr. Ostaseski. These wonderful sculptures, placed in honor of Ann within this river side park, are the manifestation of a multi-year, coordinated effort between the Clean Valley Council, the City of Roanoke, the Roanoke City Arts Commission, and the Mountain View Neighborhood Association. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held on September 20th will be attended by members of the City Council, City Arts Commission, Clean Valley Council and Ann’s family and friends. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information: http://www.cleanvalley.org/~cv540/adm-sculpture-garden-dedication