NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A new sculpture celebrating New Rochelle's 325 years kicked off ArtsFest 2013 and is available for viewing downtown.
The sculpture that also honors New Rochelle's 325th Anniversary was recently installed at New Rochelle City Hall," according to an ArtsFest news release. The piece is called "The 325th Anniversary of New Rochelle" and depicts "the very best in New Rochelle for the past 100 years," according to the release. The sculpture is on the first floor, in front of the City Council Chambers and viewing is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"This sculpture embodies the spirit of our 325th Anniversary, celebrating our past, present and future," said 325th Anniversary Chair Marianne Sussman in the release. The colors are vibrant, the images are inspiring, and the exclamation point shape perfectly depicts our wonderful year."
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said the city was grateful for the sculpture.
"New Rochelle has a long and vibrant history of wonderful and talented artists, and we are proud to count Charles Fazzino in that legacy," said Bramson in the release. "We are grateful for his generosity, and delighted to host this work here at City Hall for all to enjoy."
"I am honored to be able to contribute to the rich art history that is so much a part of New Rochelle's legacy," said Charles Fazzino. "This sculpture is truly a labor of love which I hope does justice to the best that New Rochelle has to offer today and has offered for the last 325 years."
For a full calendar and more information on the 325th Anniversary, residents are asked to visit the city's website.