Michigan Legacy Art Park (Paperback)
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This book, written by David Barr, tells the story of Michigan Legacy Art Park, a nonprofit outdoor sculpture park in Thompsonville, Michigan. Michigan Legacy Art Park is dedicated to sharing the stories of the people, events and natural resources that continue to shape the legacy of Michigan. Contemporary artists interpret these stories through outdoor sculpture. With over 40 great works of art, the Art Park provides a rich cultural experience for thousands of visitors annually.Founded by internationally acclaimed artist David Barr in 1995, the Art Park is a natural extension and reflection of his work and global influence. Barr was awarded the Governor's Michigan Artist Award in 1988. In his acceptance speech, he told the audience of his desire to create a Michigan Art Park - a place where artists could tell the story of our state in and through the fundamental materials of nature. In his assessment of our state at that time, there was something missing - a place that expresses Michigan's history through the arts. Illustrations or artifacts of that history already existed, but he wanted contemporary artists to bring that history to fresh and vivid life.