Snite Museum of Art reopens sculpture park

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Gina Costa A new sculpture is featured in the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, which reopens Friday and is located on the south side of Notre Dame’s campus. The park features work from artists around the globe.Director of the Snite Museum and curator of the sculpture park Charles Loving said the sculptures were selected to reflect the park’s theme by favoring both the natural environment and human spiritual nature.“Because the site was historically a landfill, I asked landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh to image what it might have looked like before Notre Dame was founded,” Loving said.The park includes sculptures created by artists across the globe and by Notre Dame alumni, faculty and individuals in the South Bend community. Snite Museum’s director of marketing and communications Gina Costa said the park is an effort to “return to our nature.”“We’re rescuing [the area] from being a landfill to a beautiful, indigenous place with water elements, prairie grasses, sloping hills, and we put in 12 sculptures [created] by some of the top national and international sculptors,” Costa said.Additions to the park include new walkways, water elements and artwork such as a site-specific sculpture by Philip Rickey titled “Life of Christ/Cycle of Life,” which Loving said will create “a new sacred spot on campus.”With the sculpture park’s proximity to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and the future Walsh Family Hall of Architecture, Loving said the park is the next step toward creating a “fine arts district.” Future plans include an art museum within the park and a Department of Art, Art History and Design in the area, he said.“The arts district also creates a literal bridge to the local community through its adjacency to Eddy Street Commons and by virtue of community outreach programs offered by the Snite Museum of Art and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center,” Loving said.According to the Snite Museum’s website, the eight-acre site will soon feature an amphitheater to be used for concerts, poetry readings and tour groups. The outdoor exhibit will remain open permanently and can be freely explored at any time or day.“The function of the park is for the University campus and local community to come picnic and chill out,” Costa said. “It’s just a beautiful, reflective, contemplative environment.”To celebrate the project’s completion, an opening reception will be held at the park Friday afternoon. The reception will feature speeches by community members, the opportunity to plant in the park’s soil and free food and souvenirs for the first handful of attendees.“This is a great opportunity to leave something of yourself at Notre Dame,” Costa said. “There’s going to be all sorts of things to eat, plantings, some vendors [and] just sort of a nice, chill atmosphere.”Tags: Art, Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park, fine arts district, sculpture, Snite Museum of Art After five years of construction, the Snite Museum of Art will be reopening a public sculpture park on the south side of campus Friday.Themed “Reclaiming our Nature,” the Charles B. Hayes Family Sculpture Park features a myriad of acclaimed sculptures situated in an outdoor exhibition stretching across Edison Road.last_img read more

Construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port to Kick Off in December

first_imgThe construction of Anaklia Deep Sea Port in the Black Sea Region is scheduled to start on December 20, 2017, the Anaklia Development Consortium (ADC) informed. “Anaklia Port is a project of an unprecedented scale for our country… We started the preparatory works last year and promised to start the construction process in just a year… And now, the more important stage of the project begins – the port construction,” Mamuka Khazaradze, Co-founder/Partner of ADC, said.The preparatory phase for the new port started in 2016. During this phase, ADC selected the US-based SSA Marine as the terminal operator for the port. The company will also be one of the port’s investors.Additionally, the general plan for the port was prepared and approved, according to ADC. The plan was approved by the Government of Georgia in October 2017.Moreover, Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord conducted pre-construction works including marine civil engineering, geotechnical, topographical, and other research. The environmental impact assessment document was also prepared.One year ago, Georgia and ADC signed an investment agreement for the construction and operation of the USD 2.5 billion Anaklia Deep Sea Port. Under the deal, ADC has the exclusive right to build, develop and operate the port.Expected to help establish a new maritime corridor from China to Europe, Anaklia Deep Sea Port will be constructed on about 400 hectares of land as the country’s government granted the ADC rights to use the land for a period of 52 years.Once all nine phases under the framework of the project are completed, the port would have the capacity to serve 100 million tons of freight turnover.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Indian Premier League Need to flexible as a team: Andre Russell after Kolkata Knight Riders’ loss

first_imgThe Jamaican all-rounder rued the slow progress made by the middle order and said that was game-changing. “To lose by 10 runs, it’s just two hits away. In the middle period, if we scored a bit faster we would definitely get the runs with even balls the spare,” Russell said.The Russell-Rana partnership was worth 118 runs off just 48 balls and the Jamaican said they were feeling positive in the middle. “When I went to bat, Nitish came to me and said what I think. I said ‘I bat one way — and it’s positive’. So if the first ball is in my court, I don’t need to see what’s happening. So to go out and chase 14-15 an over is not the best way you want to start as a batsman but I’m used to those conditions and situation,” Russell said.Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal and they will be determined to snap their losing streak. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata Knight Riders have lost four consecutive games in IPL 2019.Royal Challengers Bangalore registered only their second win in eight games.Andre Russell and Nitish Rana’s partnership was 118 runs off 48 balls. highlights New Delhi: Virat Kohli blasted his fifth IPL century and Moeen Ali hammered 66 off 28 balls to boost Royal Challengers Bangalore to 213/4. In response, Kolkata Knight Riders were undone by a slow start from the top and middle order. However, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell kept Kolkata Knight Riders in the hunt with some big hits. Rana smashed 85 and Russell hit 65 but Kolkata Knight Riders fell short by 10 runs to lose their fourth consecutive match in IPL 2019. With this win, Royal Challengers Bangalore stayed mathematically in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Kolkata Knight Riders would be ruing the slow progress made by Shubman Gill and Robin Uthappa, who consumed 11 and 20 balls respectively for nine runs.Russell, speaking in the post-match press conference, stated that the team needed to be flexible but refused to say whether he should have been promoted to No.4. “I believe that (I should have batted at No 4)… Honestly, I think sometimes you have to flexible as a team. Looking at the make-up of our team, I would not mind going to bat at No 4,” Russell said.last_img read more