About the Artist
On behalf of our City of Troy, the Sculptures on the Square committee, and our Trojan citizens, it is my privilege to welcome you to this year’s Sculptures on the Square.
Following an early career as a painter, Seward Johnson turned his talents to the medium of sculpture. Since then, more than 450 of Johnson’s life-size cast bronze figures have been featured in private collections We hope that you will agree that this and museums in the United States, is a great opportunity for a fun cultural Canada, Europe and Asia, as well as event as you tour the 20 Seward prominent places in the public realm Johnson sculptures that are visiting our such as Rockefeller Center, Pacific downtown this summer. Place, Hong Kong, Les Halles in Paris, and Via Condotti in Rome. Beyond the Sculptures on the Square event, we encourage you to take time Seward Johnson is most widely known to view the many historic buildings and for his sculptures depicting people landmarks, beautiful parks and walking engaged in every trails, wonderful restaurants, cafes and day activities. unique boutiques and shops. Johnson’s desire to highlight the We trust that you will enjoy this year’s mundane in his Sculptures on the Square exhibit and Celebrating the your visit to Troy, Ohio. Familiar sculpture series has brought Sincerely, a unique voice to Michael L. Beamish the world of art in Mayor Troy, Ohio USA public spaces.
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SQUARE For more information contact:
More to see & Know
Troy Main Street
Listed inside the walking tour map.
(937) 339-5455 TroyMainStreet.org
The 2013 Sculptures on the Square exhibition introduces a new branding initiative that will continue forward as a representation of Sculptures on the Square and the arts in Troy now and into the future.
Troy and Miami County enjoy a wealth of permanent outdoor sculptures.
The inspiration for the design of the logo was drawn from the colorful, contemporary mural overlooking Prouty Plaza. The mural was created by local Ukrainian folk artist Aka Pereyma.
Troy Community Park “Sound Chamber” by Michael Bashaw
The mission of Troy Main Street is to coordinate the efforts of all those dedicated to making downtown Troy a better place to live, work, shop, celebrate and invest.
Scan the QR code to learn more about Sculptures on the Square, Troy Main Street and the many other events in Downtown Troy.
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Ann Baird Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Marty Baker Mayor & Mrs. Michael & Ginny Beamish Mr. Parker Behm Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Gail Haddad Mr. Thomas H. Hartzell Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Carol Hess Ms. Kris Klockner-Fields Mr. & Mrs. Stewart & Marilyn Lipp Mr & Mrs. Bill & Carla Lohrer Ms. Betty Reardon Abbey Credit Union Baird Funeral Home Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Co. Meijer Upper Valley Medical Center
Contributors Ms. Cheryl Cotner Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Ruth Jenkins Mrs. Mary Lafferty Country Workshop Artists
Ms. Pereyma draws inspiration for her work from the traditions and artistic expressions of her rich Ukrainian heritage while preserving the cultural tradition of the Ukrainian pysanky decorated egg. It is with great pleasure that the Sculptures on the Square logo honors the work of Ms. Aka Pereyma.
Downtown Troy “Jacob’s Ladder” by Aka Pereyma “We” by Carole Kerber
Troy-Hayner Cultural Center “Eagle” by Aka Pereyma Troy-Miami County Library “Status Dude” & “Status Dudette” by Carole Kerber Hobart Institute of Welding Technology “Unity of Man” by George Tsutakawa Duke Park “Paul Duke” by Michael Major Hobart Urban Nature Preserve “Weldicon” by Pino Spagnulo “Eclipse” by Aka Pereyma “Split II” by Charles Ginnever “Trinity” by Mike McConnell
1. Uninvited Advice Sponsored by The Troy Foundation
2. Time to Go Fishing Sponsored by Hobart Corporation & Nottingham Development, Inc. 3. God Bless America Sponsored by Dancraft Construction
4. Gotcha Sponsored by Ms. Aka Pereyma, Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Christina O’Neal
Sculptures on the Square was made possible by a grant from The Troy Foundation, sponsorship by numerous businesses, organizations, and individuals, and generous support from the City of Troy.
Sculptures created by Seward Johnson ©1980-1996 The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. www.sculpturefoundation.org
5. Catching Up
9. Nice to See You
13. Bunnies Don’t Bite
17. Ambassador of the Streets
Sponsored by The City of Troy
Sponsored by Troy Area Chamber of Commerce & Troy Development Council
Sponsored by The Duke Foundation
10. Holier Than Thou
14. Sidewalk Judge
18. Best Seller
Sponsored by Alvetro Orthodontics & ITW Hobart
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Thom & Pat Robinson
Sponsored by Dugan Family Benefits Analysis Corporation
Sponsored by The Troy Foundation
7. Photo Shoot
11. A Little to the Right
15. Out of Sight
19. Let’s Just Skip the Meeting
Sponsored by UTC Aerospace Systems
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Wanda Lukens
Sponsored by F&P America
8. My Dog Has Fleas
16. Generation Bridge
20. It’s So Tall
Sponsored by Kerber Sheet Metal & Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Sponsored by US Bank
Sponsored by Troy Main Street, Inc.
Sponsored by Unity National Bank
Sponsored by Miami County Visitors & Convention Bureau
Sponsored by Clopay Building Products
Published on Apr 29, 2013
Summer 2013 - Visit Downtown Troy, Ohio to view the 'Sculptures on the Square' featuring 20 life-like bronze sculptures created by sculpture...