Vail’s free public art tours continue |

Vail’s free public art tours continue

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL Vail’s free public art tours continue today with a guided tour of the “Summer of Sculpture” exhibition in Ford Park. Sponsored by Vail’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) program, the tour begins at noon and will include information about Loveland-based artist Dan Ostermiller and his inspiration for the six large-scale bronze animal sculptures on display. The exhibition is located at the lower bench of Ford Park between the picnic pavilion and the old schoolhouse.

Attendees are asked to meet in front of the sculpture titled Priscilla. Thursday’s tour will last approximately one hour and will be led by local gallery director Bill Rey of the Claggett Rey Gallery, who will bring along smaller examples of Ostermiller’s work. According to AIPP Coordinator Leslie Fordham, the eighth annual Summer of Sculpture is proving to be a hit.

“Based on the comments in the guest book, this is our most popular exhibition to date,” Fordham said.The last public art walking tour of the season will be held Sept. 23 beginning at 3 p.m. Participants should meet in front of the Colorado Ski Museum. For more information, contact Fordham at 479-2344.

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