"Sunflowers for Vincent" Celebration at UMass Boston Dec.19

Another major sculpture will be added to Arts on the Point, UMASS Boston's Public Arts Initiative! On Thursday, December 15, the University will add another major sculpture by the internationally acclaimed artist Mark di Suvero. On Monday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a celebration at the sculpture location - refreshments will be served! The piece, Sunflowers for Vincent, is a brightly painted steel and aluminum interactive sculpture that pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh and his paintings of sunflowers.

The sculpture will be installed between University Drive and the Harborwalk near the bend at the campus's entrance from Morrissey Boulevard. Workers and cranes will arrive on campus beginning at 8 a.m. to put the sculpture in place. The piece will join another monumental work by di Suvero - Huru, which stands nearby at the front of the Integrated Sciences Complex. Columbia Point is the only location in New England where the public can see two examples of the artist's achievements. Other artists featured in Arts on the Point are Dennis Oppenheim, Roy Lichtenstein, William Tucker, Luis Jimenez, and Willem de Koonig.

Approximately 30 feet long and 10 feet high, Sunflowers for Vincent was formerly at the deCordova Sculpture Park.