Historic South Park will dedicate a new public sculpture on Thursday, May 29th at 6 p.m. as a part of the 2nd Annual Neighborhood Ice Cream & Doggie Social. The dedication ceremony will take place at the sculpture, located in the 100 block of Park Drive on the Boulevard.
The sculpture, “Dandelion,” by Hamilton Dixon was commissioned by Historic South Park as recognition that great cities have public art.
The sculpture is in Hamilton’s signature style, one of the best-known examples of which are the stair railings in rotunda of the Dayton Art Institute. “Dandelion” pivots on its base and can be moved either by human push or a steady breeze.
Dixon and his family are residents of Dayton’s South Park neighborhood. The sculpture’s title came to mind as the artist and his family walked along the boulevard one evening and noticed the resemblance of the sculpture to seeding dandelions around it.
Funding for the sculpture comes from several sources, including a Neighborhood Mini-Grant from the City of Dayton, a grant from the Genesis Project, Historic South Park Inc., South Park residents and Hamilton Dixon, who gave generously of his time in the design and execution of the sculpture.
How to go:
When: Thursday, May 29, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Dixon “Dandelion” sculpture in the 100 block of Park Drive on the Boulevard.
Who: Everyone, including Fido!*
What to bring: Your favorite ice cream and/or topping to share. Bowls and spoons will be provided.
*Important: Bring your dog with you. All dogs must be on a leash.