Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Eihei going to Permanent Home

City of Mount Dora Art in Public
Places Program

MOUNT DORA – The City of Mount Dora Public Arts Commission at
their regularly scheduled meeting on September 27, 2011, selected another
spectacular art piece to be placed in the upcoming Community Building Sculpture
Garden. Artist Carl Wright created a beautiful abstract lime stone sculpture
entitled "Eihei" (Translation: Guardian or Sentinel).
Mr. Wright's studio is located in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Additional information
on the artist and his work can be found at

Shawn McNalis,
Chair of the Commission, stated “After reviewing the submissions, the
Commission liked the ethereal feel of Wright’s stone carving and felt that it’s
rounded shape would provide a nice compliment to Doug Hays’ more angular metal
sculpture named “Council”. Our intention for this sculpture garden is to
represent a variety of artistic styles. We appreciate the McLin Foundation for
making the purchase of this sculpture possible at a time when there is not much
money for the arts”.

The new sculpture
was made possible by a recent grant contribution from the CHARLES B. AND MARY
M. MCLIN FOUNDATION. The McLin Foundation’s generosity will help forward the
mission to make Mount Dora a City that celebrates the arts.

The City's Public
Arts Commission members acknowledge the approved artists that have registered.
The City of Mount Dora is currently soliciting professional artists for the
purpose of creating a database of qualified artists that will be utilized in
the commissioning of public art by the Public Arts Commission. Mr. Wright was
selected as a registered artist during the recent Call for Artist process. The
database will also be a resource for private developers in selecting capable
artists to create public art for private developments to meet the requirements
of Public Art in Mount Dora. For more information and an application on how to
become a registered artist with the City of Mount Dora, please visit and link to "Boards and
Committee" (Public Arts Commission).

more information regarding the Art in Public Places Program please call Mark
Reggentin, Planning and Development Director, 352-735-7112

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