‘That Place in the Stars’ sculpture stops at the Rochester Public Market for Earth Day
ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – A large sculpture traveling from Vermont to Oklahoma will make a special stopover in Rochester this month.
“That Place in the Stars” is a sculpture by Vermont artist Christopher Curtis. The sculpture measures 24 feet by 21 feet by 7 feet and is inspired by millennia “of humans peering into the night sky in wonder and awe.”
Curtis is taking a 1,500 mile tour of the sculpture in April and May and will be set up for a special public viewing at the Rochester Public Market on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24. This is one of the few stops the sculpture makes along the way until it arrives at its destination in Oklahoma.
“That Place in the Stars” has a slender spire that points skyward and is intersected by a grounded arch (pictures below). It will be installed in the center of the Public Market, near the fountain between the Market office and Hangar B.
The stop in Rochester is sponsored by The building site collective, a creative space for makers located at the Market. The special viewing in Rochester will also coincide with Yards’ Earth Day event.
“As far as I know, this is the first tour of its kind,” Curtis said. “I am very happy to have the opportunity to share my art with the people of Rochester. I am grateful to The Yards for making this public market stop a reality. I hope viewers find the sculpture uplifting. We all need it in these troubled times.
Curtis hails from Stowe, Vermont with nearly 50 years of experience creating sculpture. He’s been working on “That Place in the Sky” for almost two years for a collector in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The sculpture tour will also make stops in Stowe, Utica, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Once arrived in Oklahoma, “That Place in the Stars” will be the subject of an exhibition at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, before being permanently installed with the collector.