City Chooses Sculpture to be Displayed off Commercial Boulevard

Commissioner Gomez hands Mayor Dressler a model of the art piece at the commission workshop on Monday.

Commissioner Gomez hands Mayor Dressler a model of the art piece at the commission workshop on Monday.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Tamarac City commissioners approved the design of an art piece to be installed along Commercial Boulevard.

Vitality by Roger Stoller

Vitality by Roger Stoller

In September 2015, a 20 x 30 easement on Commercial Boulevard was approved by the art committee for a sculpture to be installed west of Rock Island Road and east of NW 64th Ave near the Woodlands Country Club entrance. A call was put out a call for artists, and 142 responses were received. Of those, 79 were ranked by the committee and five were selected for presentations to the commission in April.

The initial budget was $175,000, however, as the project scope was expanded, they increased it to $200,000. The art piece that the commission chose was Roger Stoller’s “Wavehelix” piece, however, they wanted it to be taller. Stoller, then designed an original piece “Vitality” for the art committee who, in turn, presented it the commission on Monday morning where it was unanimously approved.

The new sculpture will take one year to create and the artist said he can be present at the unveiling. Lighting will also be included by the artist which will illuminate the sculpture at night.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident’s a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That’s why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • InTamarac

    The Woodlands Country Club entrance is west of Rock Island Road and NW. 64th Ave. is west of the Woodlands country club entrance. So, I don’t understand how this sculpture can be placed both east of Rock Island Rd. and west of Rock Island Rd. at the same time unless it’s one honking big sculpture.

    • Oh my, that would be! Thanks for the sharp eye on that whopper of a mistake!

      • InTamarac

        I offered my services as a proofreader/editor previously and the offer still stands.
        mot juste,
        Claudia Krysiak

        ,

        • Great! Do you like working for free?

          • InTamarac

            I enjoy doing it so in this case I’ll do it for the occasional cup of Starbucks. You can write it off as a business expense. Just send me your text, I’ll fact check and edit and send it back to you.
            mot juste,
            Claudia Krysiak