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In town: Watch a new outdoor sculpture being installed on Division Street

  • Division Street Somerville, NJ, 08876 United States (map)

In celebration of community, Memorial Day and the 77th Tour of Somerville Cycling Classic bike race, Arts on Division presents the live construction of an interactive outdoor sculpture on Division Street, in the hub of downtown Somerville (across the street from Gallery on Main). New Jersey artist and arts educator Bob Richardson conceived and designed the sculpture, and has been creating its components with the participation of students from Immaculata High School in Somerville, Somerville High School, Middle Earth (a nonprofit agency providing services to teens and adolescents in Somerset County), and Richardson's own students from Arts High School in Newark, where he has been a teacher for 19 years. The public is invited to watch Richardson and the participating students assembling the sculpture on-site.

After the sculpture has been assembled, other students and community members are invited to use a black or red permanent "Sharpie" marker to add their own contribution to the sculpture on the themes of "community, Memorial Day, and/or the Tour of Somerville." Markers will be made available, or bring your own.