We’re so thrilled to have worked with Christopher Newport University’s Professor emerita Rosa Motta on this audio for Man and Crocodile by Girolamo Ciulla. Professor Motta brings her expertise in Classical Studies and Art History, as well as her knowledge of Italy. You can listen to the audio on our
Conservator Steve Roy was in town in early April to work on three major projects. He added another layer of patina to Carambola by Emanuele De Reggi at the Main Street Library, repatinated Il Segreto, also by De Reggi, in Port Warwick, and worked on the surfaces of Spring Breeze by Rodney Carroll, p
Wendy Klemperer, sculptor of Whitetail Crossing at the entrance to Deer Park, has been awarded the 2022 Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant. This award is given by the The National Sculpture Society “to animal sculptors who have demonstrated a commitment to sculpting and an outstanding ability in their b
La Luna, a dedicationSunday, November 7, Noon Chatham Trail, 401 Chatham Drive, Newport NewsPlease join the Newport News Public Art Foundation at the Newport News Green Foundation’s Picnic at the Pond, an event free and open to the public. Bring a blanket to enjoy food and flower trucks, beverage sa
We’re starting to get ready for our newest sculpture. La Luna, by Lars Widenfalk, will be installed in Chatham Pond, at the Newport News Green Foundation’s Chatham Trail on August 12. We’ll celebrate this new sculpture with the Green Foundation at Party at the Pond in September.
Starting Friday, you’ll see conservators working on “Carambola” at the Main Street Library, repairing cracks, removing rust, and giving this sculpture a new patina. Work starts this weekend, will pause, and then resume in June. We can’t wait to see this joyful figure restored to its original self!
On August 21, 2020, Man and Crocodile by Girolamo Ciulla was installed in Newport News Park. The culmination of years of work and planning, we are thrilled to be able to share the work with the community. Though we wish the Italian sculptor could have traveled to be with us for the installation and
Port Warwick’s Melpomene by sculptor Romolo Del Deo was due for a new base because of staining and damage to the original. A beautiful, new, warm marble base was installed by sculptors and sculpture installers Harry H. Gordon (also sculptor of Lenape Gate in Port Warwick) and Eric Schultz.
Natural, in Port Warwick, by Masaru Bando, was cleaned, waxed, and installed on a brand new base. Take a walk in Port Warwick to enjoy the new look of this centaur. Harry H. Gordon, sculptor of Lenape Gate, also in Port Warwick, did beautiful work getting this piece restored. Gordon has installed al
Support local non-profits through this day of giving.Visit Give Local 757 to find local non-profits that need your help, now more than ever.
Richard Hunt, sculptor of Build a Dream at 31st and Jefferson, is working on a monument to Ida B. Wells, civil rights icon. Wells was recently awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation for “her courageous reporting … in the era of lynching.” Click here for more information about the Chicago monum
We are so happy to be working with Historic Preservation Arts to repaint the faded badge and lettering on Monument to Service the Newport News Police Headquarters.
The Newport News Public Art Foundation’s collection of 20 sculptures is outdoors, always open, always free, and always accessible, in person or online. Use our informative website to take a virtual or actual tour, find information about the sculptures, and an audio tour to hear sculptors talk direct
While Man and Crocodile has arrived in Newport News, and all site preparation is complete, a major part of our process and programming is to have the artist present to assist with installation and to engage with the community. Artist Girolamo Ciulla lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy. While we ha
Man and Crocodile has arrived! Sculpted by Girolamo Ciulla, this figure and two crocodiles will be installed in Newport News Park April 2020. Stay tuned for more unveiling information. Click on the picture to see a video of Hampton Roads Crane & Rigging’s exceptional work in getting them unloaded an
Enjoy the fall weather in Port Warwick with our scavenger hunt. Download the free audio app on your app store, take a lovely walk through Port Warwick and look and listen for scavenger hunt clues.
We are proud to announce the publication of our new activity book. Featuring most of our sculpture collection, the book has coloring pages, suggests ways to think about art, and maps out where in the world our art comes from. It was distributed this fall to Newport News Public School 1st and 2nd gra
NNPAF will install Ciulla’s sculpture Man and Crocodile in Newport News Park later this year. Experience his smaller works at an exhibit at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020, and understand more about this Sicilian artist’s work and background before seeing a large-
As some of our sculptures approach their 20th birthdays, we have been focused on conservation, making sure the sculptures continue to look as good as they did when they were installed.Andrew Baxter of Bronze et al, Ltd. Conservation and Restoration recently completed a survey of all the sculptures,
This foundation is putting sculptures across the city. Here’s whyThanks to WY Daily for such a great article about our work.
We’ve upgraded Selene’s lighting to LED to give her a beautiful glow in the lengthening evenings on Kettle Pond.
Newport News Public Art Foundation Board member Patricia Franklin, Supervisor of the Visual and Performing Arts at Newport News Public Schools, was inducted into the National Art Education Association “Fellows.” This is an honor based on a lifetime of contributions to Art Education on local, state,