On Wednesday, October 27th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was enjoyed by community members, City of Mill Valley Government officials, Arts Commissioners and Staff to officially introduce the Aristides Demetrios Sculpture: Halley's Comet, which now sits upon the knoll in front of the Mill Valley Community Center. This piece of amazing art is the first public art sculpture as part of the City of Mill Valley Public Art Program.
The Mill Valley Arts Commission, with the support and approval of the Mill Valley City Council, launched its Public Art Program on September 18, 2017. The program has supported art in public places such as the art benches and art boxes located throughout Mill Valley. Aristides Demetrios’ Halley’s Comet is the first art sculpture installation as part of the program. Aristides Demetrios, who was born in 1932, is a world-renowned sculptor who resides and owns a studio in Montecito, California. Mr. Demetrios and his artworks are considered a local treasure and are in public and private collections throughout California, nationally and internationally. This installation would not have been possible without the support of donors such as the Enjoy Mill Valley Fund and the Outdoor Art Club.
For more information about the City of Mill Valley Public Art Program, please visit www.millvalleyarts.org.
Check out the video of the Ribbon Cutting below!