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posted: 4/22/2010 12:01 AM

Sculpture in the Park back in St. Charles

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  • Alex Desimone, left, and Kate Campana of the St. Charles Park District move a metallic frog sculpture into place Wednesday at Mount St. Mary Park along the Fox River.

       Alex Desimone, left, and Kate Campana of the St. Charles Park District move a metallic frog sculpture into place Wednesday at Mount St. Mary Park along the Fox River.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

 

The St. Charles Park District on Wednesday installed 16 sculptures at Mount St. Mary Park for the fifth annual Sculpture in the Park event.

This year's series, which runs through September, includes pieces by a dozen artists.

"We're honored to have the opportunity to share the original works of these 12 very talented artists, and a highlight of the event is seeing how much the public enjoys it," said Jim Breen, executive director of the park district. "As guests have commented in the past, the sculptures are each so vastly different, visitors will be able to experience a range of style and expression, all in a beautiful, natural setting."

In addition to this year's newly installed pieces, Mount St. Mary Park has several permanent installations, bringing to 20 the total number of sculptures available for viewing along a walking path.

The series is sponsored by the St. Charles Park District, the Park Foundation, and the Downtown St. Charles Partnership. Last year's 6-month exhibit drew more than 8,000 visitors to the park, located along Route 31 south of Route 64.

For more information, visit stcparks.org.

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