Aug. 27, 2021
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City to Host Folding Planes Public Art Unveiling Ceremony Sept. 1
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend a public art unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the instillation of the Folding Planes sculpture in Bartram Park.
Folding Planes, designed by sculpture artist Kevin Box, tells the story of a piece paper that dreams of flying. The sculpture is made of powder coated cast bronze on a steel base that demonstrates a blank page gradually folding its way upward to become an airplane that takes flight. The seven folds that cast to the top of the sculpture, represent the seven decisions required to make a piece of paper fly. Each fold symbolizes a choice or action to transform one's dreams into reality.
The sculpture was donated to the City by Holly Benson and Kevin Box Studios.
"So many of us saw our dreams take flight here," Benson said. "And this seemed like a beautiful way to honor both my hometown that has given so much to me and the countless men and women whose dreams took flight in the Cradle of Naval Aviation."
"Our city has a number of pieces of public art, and our arts and history are part of what make Pensacola such a great place to live, work and play," Mayor Robinson said. "We appreciate this gift and believe it will be a valuable addition to our collection of public art displayed throughout the city. Folding Planes will serve as a tribute to all of those who have served here and will serve as inspiration to those who dream of taking to the skies through service or in other ways."
Bartram Park is located at 211 Bayfront Parkway in Pensacola.
For more information about City of Pensacola parks, playgrounds and locations, visit PlayPensacola.com or contact the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department at 850-436-5670.