Mayor, City of Gaithersburg dedicate ‘Crown Plaza’ project by artist Steven Weitzman
The Public art installation will join the Art in Public Places Program
Gaithersburg, MD— Jul. 16, 2019 -- The City of Gaithersburg welcomes its newest art installation created by Steven Weitzman – local artist, innovator, thought leader and transportation designer from Brentwood, Maryland. Aptly named ‘Innovator Park,’ this pedestrian facility and public art installation includes quotes attributed to artists, innovators, authors and musicians etched into stone pavers enhanced by colorful concrete treatments and landscaping. This park environment offers a respite area for both visitors and community members to enjoy a quiet space away from the usual activity of downtown. When asked about his approach to the design of the park, Weitzman described the experience as a “one-on-one conversation between the viewer and these innovators.”
Dedication of Innovator Park
This new installation will be dedicated by Mayor Jud Ashman at 10 a.m. on July 17 in Olmstead Park, located between Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar restaurant and the townhomes along Crown Park Avenue. A kid- friendly art activity will follow the dedication.
Weitzman is well renowned for his work throughout the country. Local projects of significant note include his 8’ tall heroic-sized bronze sculpture of Washington DC’s beloved “Mayor for Life,” Marion S. Barry, Jr. on display outside of the John A. Wilson building on Pennsylvania Avenue; his bronze sculpture commemorating Frederick Douglass installed within the United States’ Capitol Emancipation Hall; and his FOTERA concrete mural ‘Chesapeake Journey’ located in the central plaza of Washington’s National Harbor.
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Steven Weitzman will be available for interviews following the dedication and is open to opportunities to discuss related topics in the upcoming weeks.
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Weitzman is an American public artist and designer known for his figurative sculptures, murals, and aesthetic designs for highway and bridge infrastructure projects. He's worked on numerous regional and national public art and urban design projects, most notably the Frederick Douglass sculpture installed in the United States Capitol in 2012; the 1,600 square foot concrete terrazzo mural, “The Belvedere,” (also known as “Chesapeake Journey”) located at National Harbor in Maryland, the bronze statue of former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion S. Barry for the District of Columbia; as well as creating aesthetic master plans for the states of Oklahoma and Ohio.