NYPA Announces Extension of
Popular White Plains Library Sculpture Garden Through September
March 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA)
today announced the extension of the popular White Plains Outdoor
Sculpture Exhibition through September 2006. Originally installed
in September 2004, the exhibition is located on the sidewalks of the
Public Library Plaza at 100 Martine Avenue.
NYPA, a co-sponsor of the exhibition, funded
publication of the color catalogue that provides descriptions of the
15 pieces on view which represent the works of 12 artists. The
works include both figurative and abstract sculptures.
The extension was prompted by the continuing
accolades for the exhibition from the White Plains community.
The donated sculptures, valued at about $1 million,
include works by artists of international stature, including George
Rickey, Hans Van De Bovenkamp, Chaim Gross and Leonda Finke.
The New York Sculptors Guild guided the selection
of the art works for display, the transportation logistics and the
installation of each piece.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Lois
Schonberger, a 42-year resident of the City of White Plains who was
devoted to public and private education and the arts.
“The exhibit has transformed the White Plains
Library Plaza into an exciting and lively garden area. We’re
thankful for the New York Power Authority’s early support of the
project which gave it momentum,” said Joseph Delfino, mayor, City of
“Employees from NYPA’s nearby White Plains office
have enjoyed these beautiful works of art, and we are delighted that
they, and all who pass by, will be able to do so through next
September,” said Sobeida Cruz, director, Lower Hudson Valley, Public
& Governmental Affairs, NYPA.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or state credit. It
finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues
earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a
leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and
electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation’s
largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating plants in
various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of
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