Public Art Sculpture Unveiling in Westminster, MD
26 April 2019
The Carroll County Arts Council invites the public to the unveiling of a new sculpture by Thomas Sterner at the corner of Bond and Main Streets in Westminster, Maryland, on Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm. Two welded steel sculptures titled “Sprouts” will rise from the ground in graceful arches, each with an oversized open leaf, emphasizing their veins and structure.
Thomas Sterner is a talented local sculptor whose large scale public work collaborations including the Gates at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Flying Geese at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and the Marble Curtain at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Sterner’s previous employment in industry and manufacturing at Laser Applications, Inc, developed his sense of process, discovery, and human error in his art making, although he remains firmly anchored in natural subjects. His studio, Art Factory, and residence are nestled in farmland east of Union Mills, where he has been a full time artist since 2015. He shows his art locally and at NOMA in Frederick MD, and participates in the Carroll County Studio Tour.
This project is funded by a matching grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, The Carroll County Arts Council, and the City of Westminster.
The public is invited to the unveiling on May 18 at 1 pm and a meet-the-artist reception with light refreshments immediately following at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St.