There's a new artistic addition along Preston Avenue in Charlottesville. The nonprofit Art in Place added their newest sculpture at the corner of Preston and Rose Hill.
Glenn Zweygardt constructed the piece in upstate New York using Tennessee marble, as well as bronze and lead glass. He says having his work out in the open for anyone to see gives it more meaning.
"The advantage of out here in the median, which we'll call it the median parkway, or kind of a park space, is that you can walk up to it and touch it and that's something you can't do particularly in galleries," said Zweygardt.
Zweygardt won a contest through Art in Place to have his sculpture displayed.
Although his artwork is outside, he says he doesn't worry about vandalism with his pieces. After more than 40 years of sculpting, he has yet to see one of his works defaced.
Reported by Rob Manch
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