The Community Arts Legacy of Oregon will soon install the ninth bronze statue of their projected “Ten Public Statues in 10 years.”
Since this program began, artists have competed in a yearly sculpture competition in conjunction with the Fields Project Art Festival at Mix Park held in Oregon every June.
Sculpture Artist Pamela Lee calls the 2013 Bronze Statue “The Soy Pod.”
Contained in the fall opening of a bronzed soy plant are animals prevalent to our farms and conservation in Ogle County.
"The Soy Pod" has been cast in bronze at the InBronze Foundry in Mt. Morris and will soon be ready for installation in Oregon.
The Community Arts Legacy is a not-for profit arts organization and is a committee of the Fields Project.
Committee members are Jake Carpenter, Jeff Adams, Chis Martin, Richard and Betty Adams, Susan Davis and Doug Wean.
The Community Arts Legacy is supported by donations from its members and the community.
The group is supported this year by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Freeport Art Museum.
"The Soy Pod" will be displayed on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fields Project Art Fair.
The Art Fair at Mix Park will include food, music and fine art displayed from visiting and regional artists.