What: Schoeneman Sculpture Dedication

When: Sunday, August 8, 12:00 pm

Where: Schwiebert Park 17th Street at the Mississippi River Rock Island, IL 61201

Contact: Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director, 309-793-1213 ext.108, dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com

The press and public are invited to join us for the dedication.

Please join Quad City Arts and the family of Lloyd Schoeneman for the dedication of the sculpture in his honor, on Sunday, August 8, 12:00 pm at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island, Illinois. The sculpture, created by artist and Lloyd's friend Stuart Morris, commemorates the life and work of arts leader Lloyd S. Schoeneman who passed away in 2001.

Lloyd founded and worked for Quad City Arts for 22 years and was an early proponent of the community built process for public art. He was revered as an expert in the field by colleagues across the nation and encouraged any and all interested community members be they artists, bicycle riders, historians, or bankers to get involved in the planning, designing and building of the environment in which they live, work and play. His most notable successes using this model are the Navigation Steps at Leach Park in Bettendorf, The Nature Spiral at Illiniwek Forest Preserve in Hampton and Lindsey Architectural Sculpture Park in Davenport.

Local artists of many genres who were mentored by Lloyd, family, friends and community members have all been contributors to the sculpture project. The design for the piece evolved over five years of meetings with the involved individuals and embodies Lloyd's love of nature and his work in the arts community.

Come and join us as we announce the title of the sculpture, honor this memorable arts leader and remember his many accomplishments in the community. A potluck luncheon will follow after the dedication.