June 15, 2020
PUBLIC ART RETURNS TO THE NAVY YARD
We are thrilled to announce the WOW Wind on Water sculpture exhibit by Lyman Whitaker is on display in the Charlestown Navy Yard through May 2021. Last week thirty-one sculptures were installed within the Navy Yard from Dry Dock 2, to Shipyard Park, Pier 4, Pier 6 and Pier 11 along the Boston Harbor walk. The artist chose unique combinations of spinners for the eight sculpture groupings to reflect their location in the Navy Yard.
Sometime in the future, at a time when our community can safely gather, we will host a community celebration to celebrate the arrival of the WOW Wind On Water public art exhibit and thank our community sponsors and contributors. For now, during this time of ongoing restrictions due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please enjoy the opportunity to experience this amazing outdoor exhibit while maintaining social distancing.
LYMAN WHITAKER SCULPTURE EXHIBIT TO LAUNCH IN MAY 2020
In May 2020 the Navy Yard Garden Association will launch the public art exhibit WOW: Wind on Water by nationally recognized metal sculptor Lyman Whitaker, whose work is held in private collections and displayed at public sites across the U.S. and internationally.
Whitaker’s family friendly exhibit will showcase the Navy Yard’s windy microclimate with 31 Wind Sculptures™ of elegant designs and varying heights from approximately six to eighteen feet, spinning and delighting visitors who view the sculptures along the Harbor Walk from Shipyard Park to Menino Park.
The artist has been a practicing sculptor for over 50 years, with a unique knowledge of materials and their application. The past 30 years have primarily been focused on creating his Wind Sculptures™, each of which is produced by hand. Learn more about his work at Whitaker Studios
This outdoor sculpture exhibit is made possible by support from the Boston Planning & Development Agency and a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture and by the City of Boston. In addition, sponsors include corporations, friends and neighbors who have generously lent their support for the first-ever Navy Yard installation of Whitaker’s work in this unique corner of the city.