MONROE, CT, April 25, 2016— The Save Our Stepney Task Force (SOS), in cooperation with the town of Monroe, has launched its first “Art on the Green” sculpture exhibition. The Stepney Green, located on Main street Monroe, at the intersection of routes 25 and 59 and serves as an outdoor gallery in which to display the public art. The first of three exhibitions features the work of Ziggy Bober, sculptor, muralist and painter from Norwalk, CT.
The purpose of the “Art on the Green” project is to introduce and showcase public art to the community. Last year, the SOS Task Force put out a call for public art to artists in Connecticut and Westchester county, NY. After receiving many entries, a task force committee selected three artists to display their public art through November 2016.
Ziggy Bober sculptures were selected to launch the “Art on the Green” project for their whimsy, scale and that they light up at night, offering viewers a different sculptural experience from that of the daytime. Ziggy is originally from Poland and studied sculpture at the Academy of Art in Warsaw. He is the owner of ZB DeSIGN, a team of interior and exterior design, renovation, commercial art and signage professionals.
Ziggy says, “I think that time and faith produces a more intriguing work of art. I live a life style of observation and creation. Producing art is my positive contribution to society. The work I produce both symbolizes and creates optimism for life in our industrialized society. My artwork has been executed by the use of computer based design layouts and constructed with various art mediums such as metal tubing, canvas, stone, transparent vinyl materials.”
He says he uses “solar energy to light the sculpture from inside. Then I play with different translucent materials to get the right final effect of my transparent paintings and graphics during the night.”
The public is invited to a reception to meet Ziggy Bober and to learn more about his work and the “Art on the Green” project on Sunday, May 15th from 3:00-5:00pm at the Stepney Green. Refreshments will be served, accompanied by live music. Bober’s sculptures will be on the Green through June 14. To see murals and paintings created by Ziggy Bober visit ziggybober.com