For Immediate Release

February 26, 2002


Contact: Doug Rice, 585.256.3336

www.rochesterartwalk.org


American Society of Civil Engineers and

ARTWalk announce open call for sculpture designs



Rochester, NY - The Rochester Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ARTWalk announce a call for sculpture designs. The chosen sculpture, commissioned by ASCE, will be installed on a site to be determined within ARTWalk’s interactive outdoor museum on University Avenue.


Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2002. Download application guidelines from www.rochesterartwalk.org or call 585. 234.6670.


“It’s ASCE’s mission to educate and promote the profession of civil engineering, provide leadership, advocate lifelong learning, and support enhancements to quality of life within our community,” says Mark McAnany, PE, a civil engineer with Bergmann Associates and Past President of ASCE Rochester. “This ASCE / ARTWalk sculpture will give local artists an opportunity to participate in building a major cultural attraction for Rochester while calling attention in a creative way to the civil engineering profession and its contributions to our community.”


Submissions must be artist interpretations of one or more of the following themes: civil engineers’ contributions to society’s well-being and quality of life; civil engineering achievements in the Rochester area; harmony between art, science and the


environment. The chosen artist will receive a $10,000 commission to construct and deliver the finished sculpture to ARTWalk. Residents and students of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates counties are eligible to enter.


On Tuesday, March 19th, from 7 to 8 pm, and on Saturday, April 6, from 1 to 2 pm, there will be public information meetings in the School of the Arts Choir Room, 45 Prince Street, Rochester, NY.


ASCE was founded in 1852, and is a not-for-profit professional society that supports and promotes the civil engineering profession. The Rochester Section of ASCE has over 300 members. Among its many local initiatives, ASCE members have supported annual scholarship programs for civil engineering students, career guidance and career day programs within local schools, and have provided networking and continuing education opportunities for local civil engineering professionals. The oldest professional organization of its kind in the country, ASCE is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.


ARTWalk is Rochester’s first urban interactive outdoor museum. The non-profit organization’s mission is to develop a pathway of art experiences connecting Rochester’s cultural institutions and other attractions. ARTWalk aims to combine community participation in the arts with world-class artwork displays.


###

2

page of 2