Tuesday, April 24th Unveiling of Renaissance Man Sculpture for Gulf Breeze

Sculpture AbstractIt is with much appreciation and gratitude to The City of Gulf Breeze Community Art Project committee and Director, Dr. Steve Zieman and to donors Joann and Michael Price, we announce the date of the unveiling of our new public art commission. Kevin Marchetti and the Renaissance Man studio have been  creating the inaugural sculpture for the City of Gulf Breeze Community Art Project. We are honored to be in the company of Peter King, Michael Boles, Lou Mitchell and Sam Nettles.   

The seventeen-foot tall piece, composed primarily of 1/2″ aluminum plate represents a cooperative helix of various geometric entities in skyward ascension.

The sculpture will be illuminated by energy-efficient programmable LEDs using an astrological clock, from 1 hour before sunset until an hour following sunrise. Thematic lighting throughout the year will include Valentines Day, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, The 4th of July, Blue Angels, Christmas and New Years Eve.

Please join us for the unveiling this coming Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm at Wayside Park (at the foot of the Gulf Breeze side of 3 Mile Bridge).

Design by Kevin Marchetti
Construction by Frank Dungca, Jacob Rocereto, James Clark, Jon Proctor and Daniel Monie at Renaissance Man Inc
Bullseye Glass by Lyn Gentry of Hot Sands Glass
Structural Engineering assurance by Roger Craft
Made possible by Dr. Steve Zieman and the City of Gulf Breeze Community Art Project
Special Thanks to Lou Mitchell of Element Art Forms

2 responses to “Tuesday, April 24th Unveiling of Renaissance Man Sculpture for Gulf Breeze

  1. Your article is very well written and I cannot wait to see the piece in action with the lighting. It sounds terrific. I want to make a comment about the exclusion of Xinia Marin. You may not realize this but Peter King and Xinia Marin have been co-creators in their work for the past 14 years or so. Much of the work you may have seen locally has been co-designed and created by BOTH Peter King and XInia Marin. I hope to see her get the credit and recognition she so much deserves and has absolutely earned.

    Thank you and good creating in your future.

    1. Thank you for your comment. You are right to mention Xinia deserving credit and I hate that we failed to mention her. We have a fireplace in our home created by the two artists. Working with them was a fun experience but in particular, Xinia had me mesmerized by her approach to color.

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