The Brownsburg community is invited to meet the newest “resident” of Williams Park at the unveiling of the first public art sculpture on park grounds. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Sat., April 10 at 940 S. Locust Lane.
The sculpture – a whimsical human-size bee playing a violin – will be in the center of the renovated entry circle to the park.
The bee was created by Indianapolis artist Patrick Mack, who has displayed sculptures throughout the U.S. and Canada. Made of metal rods that have been primed and painted, the idea behind the bee playing a musical instrument is to encourage visitors to listen to the “music” made by the nature surrounding them. The piece was supported by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
“We’re so excited to share this fantastic piece of art with the residents of Brownsburg,” said Park Board President Judy Kenninger. “The Park Board believes the addition of public art in our parks is a great way to showcase both the arts and our natural spaces. Our goal is to include public art throughout our park system.”
On Wed., April 28, the White Lick Creek Greenway officially opens from Northfield Drive to Arbuckle Acres Park with a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. The first 20 participants to arrive at the ceremony location just south of McAlister’s Deli will receive gift bags featuring sweet deals from businesses in the Northfield Commons shopping area.
This is just one phase of what is planned to be a greenway that links three Brownsburg parks. The long-term plan is to connect to the towns of Avon and Plainfield.