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A View Through - Sorcerer’s Gate

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SorcerersGate.jpgThe first of three sculptures on Cleveland Street

Standing 15-feet tall and 10-feet wide, this magical aluminum sculpture by artist Bruce White, is the first of three pieces of public art scheduled to arrive at the Cleveland Street medians this month. Bruce’s work has been described as “an elegant union of ancient symbolism and contemporary science.” With its mystically-changing spectrums of purples – dependent on the position of the nebula and heavenly bodies - Sorcerer’s Gate provides a refreshing splash of color to the Cleveland Street District. Lifelong artist and Professor, Bruce White of DeKalb, Ill, answered the Call-to-Artists released earlier this year by The Clearwater Cultural Arts Division and was one of the three chosen.

SorcerersGate.jpgThe first of three sculptures on Cleveland Street

Standing 15-feet tall and 10-feet wide, this magical aluminum sculpture by artist Bruce White, is the first of three pieces of public art scheduled to arrive at the Cleveland Street medians this month. Bruce’s work has been described as “an elegant union of ancient symbolism and contemporary science.” With its mystically-changing spectrums of purples – dependent on the position of the nebula and heavenly bodies - Sorcerer’s Gate provides a refreshing splash of color to the Cleveland Street District. Lifelong artist and Professor, Bruce White of DeKalb, Ill, answered the Call-to-Artists released earlier this year by The Clearwater Cultural Arts Division and was one of the three chosen. The call brought in applications from as far away as the Philippines. A committee made up of city staff, artists, community leaders and private citizens reviewed the art and then selected which to display. The art exhibit, titled Sculpture360: Art in the Cleveland Street District Outdoor Gallery, is part of the Clearwater Public Art and Design Program. All three pieces, scheduled to be installed this month, will display through July 2009 at which time a new selection of artwork will be featured. Special acknowledgement goes out to the Downtown Development Board and the Clearwater Downtown Partnership for their alliance that funded The Sculpture360 initiative and is helping to improve the cultural aspect of the Cleveland Street District. Although I have only seen two of the three creations, my sources have informed me that each of the three chosen pieces are uniquely different from one another. But don’t take my word for it, visit the Cleveland Street District and see for yourself! While you visit Sorcerer’s Gate, you can treat yourself to the district’s newest delight - a frozen yogurt from “Cali – Yogurt” and tell ‘em TBI sent you! Additionally, visitors and residents are invited to a public celebration for the Sculpture360 exhibition on July 22nd at 5:30 p.m. at the Atrium Building lobby, 601 Cleveland Street. There they will enjoy the exhibit and meet with friends new and old. For more information on Sculpture360, please contact Christopher Hubbard at (727) 562-4837 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more info on Bruce White, go to www.brucewhitesculpture.com.

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