HARD AT WORK — A construction team from the City of DeLand composed of Mike Roberts, Greg Woulard and Jared Stark installs Organic Geometry, a sculpture by artist Joe Chirchirillo, outside of Chess Park in Downtown DeLand. You can see the piece in person in the 100 block of West New York Avenue, across the street from The Beacon’s office at 110 W. New York Ave.

Twelve new sculptures recently joined Downtown DeLand’s collection of public art. The new compositions are part of the city’s Sculpture Walk, a collaboration between the city and the Museum of Art – DeLand.

The new pieces of art, which were solicited from artists across the country, join the nearly 50 pieces of sculptures in Downtown DeLand.

ART YOU CAN PLAY — This big, red sculpture, Glockenspiel by artist Jarod Charzewski, is installed outside of Cafe DaVinci at 112 W. Georgia Ave. in Downtown DeLand. Just like the musical instrument the sculpture is named after, each of Glockenspiel’s metal tubes play a musical tone when tapped with the mallets installed with the art piece.

“After a minimized effort to bring in new work over the past two years due to the pandemic,” Public Art Committee Chair John Wilton told The Beacon, “it is exciting to be able to install 12 new pieces from around the country — Vermont, New Jersey, Ohio, North and South Carolina, Georgia and, of course, Florida.”

The sculptures have all been installed, but the Museum of Art – DeLand will hold a reception at 6 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the msueum’s Downtown location, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., to formally celebrate the new sculptures. The museum will have new brochures at the reception that list where to see all of Downtown DeLand’s sculptures — the 12 new pieces, the 10 butterflies and the 26 other sculptures.

In the meantime, anyone interested in learning more about the city’s Sculpture Walk can enjoy a free guided audio tour through the Otocast app available on smartphones. By downloading the app and enabling Otocast to read your location, a guided tour of Downtown DeLand’s sculptures read by John Wilton will be available for free. 


The 12 new pieces of art and where you can see them are: 

Faith by Adam Walls from Tryon, North Carolina — Comfort Service Cooling and Heating at 127 S. Florida Ave.

Nesting by Adam Walls from Tryon, North Carolina — The law offices of Landis, Graham, French, P.A. at 145 E. Rich Ave.

Outer Reach by Harry McDaniel from Asheville, North Carolina — Stetson University parking lot at the intersection of North Woodland Boulevard and East Ohio Avenue.

Twin Souls by Gus and Lina Ocamposilva from Oldsmar — The Elusive Grape at 129 N. Woodland Blvd.

IPO 004 by Robert Coon from Vero Beach — The parking lot of the Wells Fargo Bank building at 131 E. New York Ave.

Vault by Jeffery Repko from Atlanta — The Museum of Art — DeLand at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

A Novel Idea by Craig Gray from Key West — The Volusia County information technology building at 119 W. Indiana Ave.

Florida Springs 1 by Judith Greavu from Bluffton, Ohio — MainStreet Bank at 204 S. Woodland Blvd.

Butterfly Enchanter by Aldo Muzzarelli from Mauldin, South Carolina — Pioneer Park, 100 E. Rich Ave.

Glockenspiel by Jarod Charzewski from Charleston, South Carolina — Cafe DaVinci at 112 W. Georgia Ave.

Organic Geometry by Joe Chirchirillo from North Bennington, Vermont — The southern entrance of Chess Park in the 100 block of West New York Avenue.

The Single Twist by Mary Angers from Long Branch, New Jersey — Outside of DeLand City Hall at 120 S. Florida Ave.


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