Orland Park Sculpture Moved To Michigan

Orland Park Sculpture Moved To Michigan
Posted on 08/26/2009

ORLAND PARK, IL - The Double Mobius Strip is not missing.

The fourteen foot stainless steel sculpture at 144th and Ravinia in Orland Park is en route to the ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, having been removed on Friday, August 21.

The Village of Orland Park's Art in the Park Program leased Double Mobius Strip and Chicago What Not at 148th and Ravinia each for three years, but agreed to allow the artist Plamen Yordanoc to enter Double Mobius Strip in the international ArtPrize competition.

ArtPrize invites artists of all kinds from around the world to participate in an unprecedented competition that will award nearly one-half million dollars to prize winners, including $250,000 to the artist who receives the most public votes.

Details of ArtPrize, which will run from Sept. 23 through Oct. 10, were announced in April from the competition's host city of Grand Rapids. ArtPrize will have no formal jury, curator or judge. The public will decide who wins the prizes by voting, using mobile devices and the web. Details about the competition can be found at www.artprize.org.

Plamen Yordanov, the creator of Double Mobius Strip, will replace the stainless steel sculpture within 60 days of its removal. Yordanov's more than 25 years experience includes displays in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Japan, Spain and others.

First in the Art in the Park sculpture series was the life size bronze statute of John Humphrey, Orland Park's first mayor, located at the 143rd Street Commuter Station.

The Village of Orland Park's Art in the Park Program invited artists to submit applications to be considered. Submissions were reviewed by the village's Arts Commission, evaluated and the top scoring sculptures were recommended to the Board of Trustees for approval. Submission to the program is ongoing. Artists interested in applying for placement in the program can download an application at www.orland-park.il.us.

Orland Park's annual golf outing to benefit Art in the Park and the Open Lands of Orland Park will be held September 15 at Silver Lake Country Club. Further information is available on the village's website at www.orland-park.il.us or by calling 708/403-6140.