Saxony Dedicates New Public Art Piece & Announces Art Scholarship

Saxony Dedicates New Public Art Piece & Announces Art Scholarship

Saxony Dedicates New Public Art Piece & Announces Art Scholarship

May 8, 2008 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Fishers, IN: Town officials and Republic Development, lead developer for Saxony, plan to dedicate a new public art sculpture piece called Rolling Rhythm created by Bloomington, Indiana based artist Dale Enochs. Saxony, the 725-acre new urbanism-based development straddling I-69, in Fishers and Noblesville, will hold the dedication ceremony on Thursday, May 8, 2008 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Saxony’s Witten Park located at 13257 Saxony Blvd. City officials, Saxony residents, and members of the Fishers and Indianapolis art community will be on hand to celebrate as the piece is dedicated. 

In addition to the art dedication, Republic Development will sponsor the Saxony/Republic Scholarship for Achievement in the Arts. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a Hamilton Southeastern High School and Fishers High School graduating senior who have overcome adversity and who excel in and intend to pursue an education in the visual or performing arts. The first scholarship funds will be awarded to the graduating class of 2009.

Dale Enochs, the winner of the Saxony Public Art Contest, is an internationally acclaimed sculptor with public works exhibited throughout the world as well as Indiana, with Elemental Indiana, a piece recently installed at the new Indianapolis International Airport terminal. Enochs conceptualized, fabricated, and installed the Saxony Rolling Rhythm signature piece which complements Saxony’s moniker, “Where Life is in Rhythm.”

“The addition of this significant piece further broadens the richness of the Saxony experience,” says Rick Arnos President of Republic Development. “Dale’s work is impressive – both in terms of its playful contrasts and the powerful emotive qualities it conjures.”

According to sculptor Dale Enchos, elements such as scale, texture, form and mass, among others, are formal considerations in the process of making art. The manipulation of a material in an ordered manner has the potential to allude to elusive ideas. “The choices that I make in this process have a multilayered voice. Through this I hope to speak to the heart of things.” says Enochs.

“The primary material I use is indigenous to the area in which I live,” says Enochs. “That material--limestone, speaks of time, substance, strength and the land from which it comes. These associations are an integral part of the work that I make.”

Enochs’ body of work of stone and metal wall hangings, drawings, decorative garden sculptures and architectural elements, such as carved stone fountains and public constructions, can be seen around the world. His pieces include corporate collections at McDonald’s headquarters in Chicago and Toronto and Lincoln National Life to institutional settings at the University of Notre Dame and Ball State University. Enochs is proud to also have pieces in museums and temples in Hang Zhou, China and Takihata, Japan.

Saxony is a 725-acre, mixed use development in Hamilton County, Indiana, that includes diverse housing, multiple office districts, and distinct retail opportunities within a pedestrian-friendly, vibrant neighborhood. Saxony will feature 1 million square feet of retail, 3.5 million square feet of office/industrial space and 1,300 residential housing units.