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The Commuter

Artist: Marcia Billig

Medium: Bronze

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Wheaton Metro, Wheaton Garage #45

11171 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

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Date Installed: 1994

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Located at the Wheaton Station on the red line, this seven-foot-tall bronze figurative sculpture depicts a rushing hat-clad commuter on roller skates, with a newspaper in one hand and an attache' case in the other. Commissioned for a public space in the Wheaton Business District by Montgomery County Government through its Art in Public Architecture Program.

The Juggler

Artist: Marcia Billig

Medium: Bronze

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Woodside Urban Park

8800 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Date Installed: 1989

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In top hat and tails, a juggler balances on a unicycle as he tosses hoops at the entrance to Woodside Urban Park. The piece is one of 19 public sculptures located throughout Montgomery County by Maryland artist Marcia Billig..

Cousins

Artist: Tom Block

Medium: Painted Aluminum

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Inn/Kennett Street Garage

8040 13th Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Date Installed: 2007

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Tom Block's project in South Silver Spring celebrates this community's diversity and offers inspirational sayings from historic and contemporary humanists, including Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Buddha. Pairing Eastern-inspired images with inspirational quotes, the project unfolds in 15 panels along the Kennett Street Art Wall.

Animals of Forest Glen

Artist: Raya Bodnarchuk

Medium: Bronze

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Forest Glen Pedestrian Bridge

9700 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Date Installed: 2006

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11 bronze sculptures depicting such animals as birds, frogs, snakes and foxes, adorn columns along the quarter-mile long Forest Glen Pedestrian Bridge. ''They're animals that would be here if it were just in the beginning, before Georgia Avenue, before the Beltway," Bodnarchuk explained.

Water Mark

Artist: David Hess

Medium: Steel and Glass

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Takoma Park/Silver Spring Performing Arts Center

7995 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Date Installed: 2009

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"Watermark" resembles a nest filled with glass seeds or eggs, a metaphor for the transformative potential of a performance on an audience. The sculpture has come to symbolize Montgomery College's new performing arts center.

Reach for your Dreams

Artist: Arturo Ho

Medium: Fiberglas

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A Mario Loiederman Middle School

12701 Goodhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Date Installed: 2008

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Artist Arturo Ho designed "Reach For Your Dreams" in collaboration with the school's leadership team and students. Celebrating the performing arts, the piece reinforces Loiderman's mission to foster creativity and support aspiring artists.

Night Boat

Artist: David Hubbard

Medium: Stainless Steel

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Potomac Elementary School

10311 River Road
Potomac, MD 20854

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Date Installed: 2005

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Hubbard's 15 foot tall stainless steel sculpture marks the entrance to the Potomac Elementary school. Its sinuous, reflective curves evoke the near-by river. The project was jointly funded through the school's parent association and the Arts and Humanities Council.

Made in the Shade

Artist: Ann LaRose

Medium: Bronze

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Lake Needwood-Visitor Center

15700 Needwood Lake Circle
Rockville, MD 20855

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Date Installed: 1990

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With sunglasses and flipflops, Ann LaRose's friendly bear welcomes visitors to Lake Needwood Park. Well-loved, constant patting has worn away the patina in several places.

A Fossil Record of Our Time

Artist: Jane Larson

Medium: Stoneware

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James Hubert Blake High School

300 Norwood Road
Silver Spring, MD 20905

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Date Installed: 2001

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These fragmented stoneware pieces resemble remnants found from an archaeological dig. They combine universally recognizable forms, such as dancing figures, with modern icons such as the automobile and the Statue of Liberty. Larson created this work with students at the school.

Connections

Artist: Heidi Lippman

Medium: Terrazzo

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Rockville Library

21 Maryland Avenue
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