Keystone Colleges partners on sculpture park project
La Plume - KeystoneCollege and LackawannaCounty received one of 59 Our Town grants awarded nationally by the National Endowment of the Arts. The $25,000 grant funds the creation and placement of iron sculptures along the Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV) trail system throughout LackawannaCounty. The iron sculpture, “Balance,” created by visiting artist Vaughn Randall was unveiled for the first time at the LHV trail near downtown Scranton.
The Our Town grant also supports the Keystone Iron Works program, which brings selected high school students on campus each June to participate in iron pour workshops at the Keystone art studios. After the workshops, the students pour hot molten iron into molds during the Arts on Fire Festival at the Scranton Iron Furnaces in downtown Scranton.
Joining in the unveiling of Mr. Randall’s iron sculpture at the LHV trail were: First row, from left, Robert Savikinus, LHV chair; Angela Seibert, administrative team member, Equal Opportunity Training Center (EOTC); Natalie Gelb, LHV executive director; Sharon McCrone, EOTC executive director; Nikki Moser, Keystone College art instructor; Andrea Brancati, program manager, PA Treatment and Healing; Patrick O’Malley, Lackawanna County commissioner; Ellen Bush, president, Heritage Valley Partners; and Maureen McGuigan, LackawannaCounty deputy director of arts and culture. Second row, same order: high school student Colin Cutro and Keystone College President Dr. David Coppola.