The City’s Public Art Committee selected “Rock-et Man” by Craig Berube-Gray as its latest installation on Sample Road. The installation was completed on March 8 and will be on temporary display at the southeast corner of Sample Road and Coral Hills Drive until March 2014.
“On behalf of the City and the Public Art Committee, we would like to welcome this new piece of artwork to the City and look forward to having it on display in the upcoming year,” said Chief Planner Jim Hickey.
In November 2003, Coral Springs was the first south Florida city in many years to pass a public art program and join the more than 350 governments nationwide. Since the Coral Springs initiative, the nearby cities of Tamarac, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach have created programs. The funding from the sculptures results from arts fees paid by developers that choose not to install artwork at their new buildings.
No ad valorem tax dollars are used to fund public art through the City of Coral Springs Public Art Program. Funds are collected through an impact fee on new development or redevelopment within the City. For more information on the artist and his works, visit www.crgraystonecarver.com.