On May 14th, Sculp-Tours will celebrate its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting event to be held at Alden Bridge Shopping Center in front of the â€œBig Barbaraâ€ sculpture at 10:15am. â€œWhile Sculp-Tours has been diligently working to build awareness of the sculpture collection for a few months now, we are proud to be an active member of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce,â€ says Tony Motto, owner of Sculp-Tours. The choice to meet at the â€œBig Barbaraâ€ installation is unique indeed. Placed in the Alden Bridge Shopping Center in 1998, this artwork has produced many varied conversations. But isnâ€™t that what art should do? What better way to build a sense of community than to provide opportunities for people to communicate with each other their feelings about how art effects them. Itâ€™s not important whether people like it or not visually, but what â€œfeelingsâ€ does it produce and sharing those feelings with someone else is when positive growth happens.
The sculpture was designed by Peter Reginato, formally a Texan but now resides in New York, and there is a smaller maquette of this artwork that resides in the Woodlands Development Company offices. â€œThere is an interesting story about how this sculpture got its name,â€ states Motto, â€œbut youâ€™ll have to come to the ribbon-cutting or sign up for a â€˜Sculp-Tourâ€™ to find out!â€ Please show your support for our wonderful sculpture collection by attending this event at the Alden Bridge Shopping Center on May 14th at 10:15am.