For the fifth year in a row, HCC has been selected to receive a piece of public art through the Howard County Arts Council’s ARTsites program, an initiative to generate interest in public art and make art more accessible to the community. The college’s newest ARTsites sculpture, "Basalt Man" by Glenn Zweygardt, was installed on the patio of HCC’s Café on the Quad and can be enjoyed by the public through the summer of 2017. Weighing in at 1,200 lbs., “Basalt Man” consists of basalt, cast bronze, cast glass, and a steel cast bonsai tree. An emeritus Professor of Sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Zweygardt also created “Autumn Amber,” which is on permanent display in Moxley Garden near the Horowitz Center’s south entrance. The artist states, "Finding ones place in a relationship with nature is the theme of my sculpture. While working with materials such as metal and stone, a relationship between nature and myself is formed."
For more information on the Howard County Arts Council’s ARTsites program, including a list of the other twelve Howard County sites participating this year, visit http://hocoarts.org/exhibits.php.
by Glenn Zweygardt
August, 2016 – July, 2017
Café on the Quad Patio
basalt, cast bronze, cast glass, and cast steel
Previous ARTsites works on campus