Statue Installed At High School

Statue Installed At High School

There are 8 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 14, 2009, titled Statue Installed At High School. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The statue was erected on Wednesday in front of the school's main entrance. Carlus Dyer of New York was chosen to make the sculpture, called "Ascension." The project cost about $50,000 and is funded through the city's Percent for Art, in which one percent of the funds for certain public construction projects is set aside for a public art project.

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Alma

United States

#1 May 18, 2009
Are you kidding me?? In these times of economic crisis, it would seem that these luxuries would have to go. Wake up, people!
Papa Cooz

Southington, CT

#2 May 21, 2009
Useless without pictures.
NBHS Parent

AOL

#3 May 25, 2009
Alma wrote:
Are you kidding me?? In these times of economic crisis, it would seem that these luxuries would have to go. Wake up, people!
It was all part of the grant that was received. No public money was used for this statue
Alma

United States

#4 May 26, 2009
NBHS Parent wrote:
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It was all part of the grant that was received. No public money was used for this statue
And where exactly do you think grant money comes from? THE PUBLIC!
NBHS Parent

United States

#5 May 26, 2009
Then you need to complain to where the Grant came from since it's stipulated in the Grant that was used to build the Freshman Academy for NBHS that a percentage of the Grant had to be used for Art. Without the Grant we would not have the much needed expansion at NBHS.
Alma

United States

#6 May 26, 2009
NBHS Parent wrote:
Then you need to complain to where the Grant came from since it's stipulated in the Grant that was used to build the Freshman Academy for NBHS that a percentage of the Grant had to be used for Art. Without the Grant we would not have the much needed expansion at NBHS.
No matter how you explain it, it's still PUBLIC MONEY and an extravagance (and it's ugly)
NBHS Parent

AOL

#7 May 28, 2009
Alma wrote:
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No matter how you explain it, it's still PUBLIC MONEY and an extravagance (and it's ugly)
So was New Britain supposed to turn down the grant for the expansion of the high school because of the art stipulation? That would have been dumb on their part. And yes the statue is ugly and a waste of money but the Freshman Academy was not.
Paul

Berlin, CT

#8 Apr 15, 2013
NBHS Parent wrote:
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So was New Britain supposed to turn down the grant for the expansion of the high school because of the art stipulation? That would have been dumb on their part. And yes the statue is ugly and a waste of money but the Freshman Academy was not.
The One Percent is most certainly NOT A WASTE OF MONEY. A city must improve it's appearance in order for business development. Much like dressing nicely for an interview a city in need of redevelopment must work on its image. Also, I do not find the sculpture ugly. It is a modern, abstract sculpture and works fine within that style.

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