An 18-foot sculpture has been installed at Cornerstone of Centerville as part of the gateway to a 20-acre park planned to be built this summer.
Centerville officials said the artwork, called Celebration, is planned to be dedicated along with Cornerstone Park, which will be a city-owned site at the 156-acre mixed-use development at Wilmington Pike and Feedwire Road.
“This beautiful piece of artwork will be a destination spot within the Cornerstone development, which has been a magnet for terrific businesses and will soon be home to new Centerville residents,” Centerville City Manager Wayne Davis said in a statement released by the city.
“Cornerstone Park shows the commitment of the city to expand, as well as improve our amenities for businesses, residents and visitors,” Davis added.
Last year Centerville was approved for $1 million in state grant money to acquire the park’s land in a $1.47 million deal. Cornerstone developer Oberer Companies is donating land worth $472,108 to the city.
Oberer plans to start construction on the park later this summer and hopes to complete it by fall, the city said, although final cost estimates and revised design plans.
The park will feature the sculpture, a pavilion area, a large pond, and an active area that will sit along the water next to Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, according to the city.
The sculpture, designed by Columbus artist Stephen Canneto, is roughly 12 feet by 16 feet at its base. It celebrates the “strong sense of community that reflects the principles of quality, integrity and commitment” valued by the project’s partners, according to the city.
“Public art making is for me a joyous journey of collaboration and celebration, learning and discovery,” Canneto said on his website. “My goal is to create art that builds bonds between each other and the places we live. It is an honoring of who we are, have been and who we can become.”
The project partners are the city, the Oberer Companies, Cornerstone Developers, Canneto Studios and the Charles and Evelyn Dille family.
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