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Large sculpture makes a stop at Rochester Public Market



Rochester, New York — This month, a sculpture traveling from Vermont to Oklahoma will be making a special stop in Rochester.

Christopher Curtis from Vermont is the artist of “That Place in the Stars” sculpture.

The sculpture measures 24 feet by 21 feet by 7 feet and is inspired by millennia of “humans peering at the night sky with wonder and awe.”

During April and May, Curtis is conducting a 1,500-mile tour of the sculpture and will be installed for a special public viewing at the Rochester Public Market on Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. Until it arrives at its destination in Oklahoma, Rochester is only one of the few stops the sculpture will make along the way.

“That Place in the Stars” has a slender spire that points to the sky and is intersected by a grounded arch. It will be installed in the center of the Public Market, near the fountain between the Market office and the B shed.

The special viewing in Rochester will also coincide with the Yards’ Earth Day event.

“As far as I know, this is the first tour of its kind,” Curtis said. “I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my art with the people of Rochester. I am grateful to The Yards for making this stop in the Public Market a reality. I hope viewers will find the sculpture uplifting. We all need that in these troubled times.”

With nearly 50 years of experience in creating sculptures, Curtis is Stowe, the Vermont native. For nearly two years, he’s been working on “That Place in the Sky” for a collector in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The sculpture tour will also make stops in Stowe, Utica, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.

Once arriving in Oklahoma, “That Place in the Stars” will be an exhibit at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, before being permanently installed at the collector’s home.