A community fundraiser recently reached it goal of raising $10,000 for the purchase of the popular Synchronous sculpture. The piece will be a permanent public art fixture of the Red Wing downtown ART WALK.
The funds raised were provided to Downtown Main Street for the purchase of the sculpture from its artists and to cover related expenses. Following the purchase, the sculpture, plate, and pedestal were set to be donated to the City of Red Wing.
Synchronous artists Tim James and Aidan Demarais issued the following press release:
Red Wing is the absolute PERFECT home for Synchronous and we are thrilled that a group of inspired citizens in partnership with Downtown Main Street and the community worked together to make Synchronous a permanent piece in your beautiful river town!
The placement could not be better; it showcases Synchronous’ features, blends in harmoniously with its surroundings and ushers people into the downtown core.
Public art always expresses the spirit of a place, and we are so proud to be a permanent part of this community's creative and inspirational energy.
We would also like to express a special thank you to Joyce Peterson, Terese Bjornstad, Peg Hansen, Brian Peterson, Jillynne Raymond, Jude Rooney, Anna Toegel, Kim Lampe, Julie Pangallo, Art Kenyon, Curt Gruhl, the local sponsors, Red Wing Public Works crew, and everyone that helped make this possible