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Mythological Greek Figures Highlight New Summit Public Art Downtown Installations

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Emil Alzamora on the Village Green with his newly-installed bronze sculptures, "Hector's Return" and "Andromache." Credits: Estelle Fournier
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SUMMIT, NJ - On the Village Green stand a pair of figures sculpted in bronze -- “Hector’s Return” and “Andromache” -- both based on Greek myths, the sinuous, lifelike pieces exaggerated to reveal an emotional situation. The twin additions, created by sculptor Emil Alzamora, are one of two new installations in the Hilltop City courtesy of Summit Public Art (SPA)

Alzamora, a Peruvian native, was raised and studied in Florida and began his sculpting career in the Hudson Valley working with Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry. He now works independently and shows regularly throughout the United States and Europe. He lives in Beacon, NY.

The second addition to the al fresco Summit art scene is a wall sculpture on the trellis in Lyric Park is by Paul Santoleri, who refers to the art as a mixed-media wall-piece because it is three-dimensional. Entitled “Crystal Starfish Bloom,” the art was commissioned by the SPA for the space. The sculpture consists of aluminite panels, concrete over a steel frame, with hand-blown glass, glass crystals, acrylic and epoxy. It will be displayed for nine months at the site.

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Santoleri is an internationally-renowned artist with works throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Africa. Several of his wall murals are on view in Philadelphia where he has received numerous commissions from the city’s Mural Arts Program.

According to Summit Public Art, other new installations are "in the pipeline" and will be hung soon. All pieces are temporary and will be on display for six months to a year.

Summit Public Art receives no city funding, with all money is raised through grants and private and corporate donations. Their annual fund-raising Gala event is set for September 23 at West Elm.

For more information, visit summitpublicart.com or contact summitpublicarts@gmail.com.

 

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