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NYPA Announces Extension of Popular White Plains Library Sculpture Garden Through September

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Sobeida Cruz
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sobeida.cruz@nypa.gov

March 21, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHITE PLAINS—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced the extension of the popular White Plains Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition through September 2006.  Originally installed in September 2004, the exhibition is located on the sidewalks of the Public Library Plaza at 100 Martine Avenue.

NYPA, a co-sponsor of the exhibition, funded publication of the color catalogue that provides descriptions of the 15 pieces on view which represent the works of 12 artists.  The works include both figurative and abstract sculptures.

The extension was prompted by the continuing accolades for the exhibition from the White Plains community.

The donated sculptures, valued at about $1 million, include works by artists of international stature, including George Rickey, Hans Van De Bovenkamp, Chaim Gross and Leonda Finke.

The New York Sculptors Guild guided the selection of the art works for display, the transportation logistics and the installation of each piece.

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Lois Schonberger, a 42-year resident of the City of White Plains who was devoted to public and private education and the arts.

“The exhibit has transformed the White Plains Library Plaza into an exciting and lively garden area.  We’re thankful for the New York Power Authority’s early support of the project which gave it momentum,” said Joseph Delfino, mayor, City of White Plains.

“Employees from NYPA’s nearby White Plains office have enjoyed these beautiful works of art, and we are delighted that they, and all who pass by, will be able to do so through next September,” said Sobeida Cruz, director, Lower Hudson Valley, Public & Governmental Affairs, NYPA.

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