This weather is making it hard to believe that spring flowers will ever return but we have a chance to make sure we have at least one spring flower to enjoy — a public art sculpture that Akron Children’s Hospital is offering to let us have for a year (or keep forever if we choose) as part of their 125th anniversary celebration.
Here’s the details from an email that I received from Akron Children’s Hospital:
I’m writing to let you know about a unique – and exciting – partnership opportunity!
Akron Children’s hospital is celebrating 125 years in Akron’s own backyard. As part of its celebration, the hospital is looking to partner with other iconic, critical and important organizations within the northeast Ohio community, like the downtown Kent area.
Much like Guitar Mania that placed large guitars around the city, the hospital is creating larger-than-life, colorful metal flower sculpture art. The sculptures will be placed at some of the area’s most recognized organizations to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
Akron Children’s Hospital has asked us to personally reach out to the downtown Kent area because of its stature and importance in the northeast Ohio community. They are hoping that your organization will accept one of these amazing sculptures, with its complements, in celebration of their anniversary.
The sculptures are truly beautiful – they are 7 to 9 feet tall, are colorful recreations of real-life flowers, and will look stunning on your property. Best of all, they are completely complimentary. It’s the hospital’s way of thanking the community for its support over the past 125 years. Akron Children’s will be publishing a map of all of the sculptures and will be encouraging its many families and supports to visit each and every one.
So to summarize – if you say yes to a sculpture, you get an amazing piece of sculpture art – free of charge – to place anywhere you want. We handle all the installation, plus we will be promoting the location on thousands of sculpture maps that will be distributed throughout the Greater Akron Area!
I would love to speak with you personally, or if you are not the correct person, perhaps you can direct me? I have attached two PDFs with this email that include more information about the project. I hope we can be in touch soon. In the meantime, thank you in advance for your consideration.
PROPOSED PROJECT INFORMATION FLYER