Newport News Green Foundation partners to bring public art to property

          NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Newport News Green Foundation has partnered with the Newport News Public Art Foundation to bring artwork to its premier property, Chatham Trail.   La Luna, by Lars Widenfalk, is slated to be installed in fall and will bring a museum-quality art experience to the environment.

Lars Widenfalk is a Swedish sculptor whose works evoke his interest in archaeology. Like excavated artifacts, his figurative sculptures are a place where he sees nature and history come together. La Luna’s raw marble elegance reflected in the pond, day or night, will elevate Chatham Trail as a destination. Widenfalk has held numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe, particularly in Scandinavia, and his work is in museums and public art collections throughout Scandinavia.

Chatham Trail Property is the largest property in the Green Foundation’s portfolio.  Located on the corner of Bland Blvd and Chatham Dr, this 6.87-acre property is characterized by a fountain in a large stormwater retention pond surrounded by a stone dust trail, benches, and signature landscaping.  Often referred to as an “oasis in the city” because it provides a quiet and beautiful space to connect with nature in the center of a busy commercial area.

An independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, charitable organization, The Newport News Green Foundation works to enhance the quality of life in Newport News by preserving, transforming, and promoting green spaces throughout the city.  For more information on the Newport News Green Foundation, please visit www.nngreen.com.    

The Newport News Public Art Foundation is dedicated to helping make Newport News an appealing place to live, work, visit and do business by placing monumental-scale works of art by respected sculptors throughout the city, where people can enjoy art as they go about their daily lives. For more information about the Newport News Public Art Foundation, please visit www.nnpaf.org.

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