Don't be surprised if you see a T-Rex located off of Randall Road in coming months.
The metal sculpture is one of the 40 art displays recently approved by the Algonquin Village Board to be installed in various locations throughout Algonquin this upcoming fall as a part of the village's public arts program.
"The primary goal of the Algonquin Public Art Master Plan is to publicly display in very visible and accessible locations works of art created by local, regional, national and international artists," according to a memo to Algonquin's Committee of a Whole. "With this in mind, the primary means to 'build' the public art collection is through the temporary display of artwork loaned to the village from artists ."
Two of the most visible pieces of artwork will be located just northwest of the Algonquin and Randall roads intersection. The first, a metal T-Rex sculpture created by Don Elder of McHenry, will stand about six feet tall and is 30 inches wide and 11 feet deep, according to the memo.
It is expected to be installed in late October or early November, said Ben Mason, senior planner for Algonquin's community development department. Other artworks are also expected to be installed around November and all displays will remain up through Fall 2013.
The second is already in place near the Algonquin and Randall intersection and will remain for another year. The metal sculpture titled "wind" was created by artist Ed Iversen.
Another piece of artwork expected to draw interest is a painting/mixed media display created by Nancy Steinmeyer of Bull Valley and titled "Animal Planet." The display will be located at the Algonquin Public Library at 2600 Harnish Drive.
Here is a list of additional artwork that will be displayed as part of the 2012 art program:Where Artwork Artist Details on artwork Oil Painting Renee LaVerne Rose Titled "The Peaceful Nature of Things," the oil painting will appear in the main lobby at village hall, 2200 Harnish Drive. Algonquin Village Hall Clay sculptures Tom Vician Three clay sculptures weighing between 10 to 15 pounds will be placed in the village hall board room. Algonquin Village Hall Metal Sculptures Edward P. Iversen Three metal sculptures by Iversen titled "Hora Del Sol," "Lunch," and "Little Pablo," will be displayed in the main lobby of village hall. Photography Andrew C. Rogers The photograph titled "Autumn Reflection" will hang at the historic village hall, 2 S. Main St. Public Works building Photography on canvas Andrew C. Rodgers The photograph is titled home for the holidays will be displayed in the public works building, 110 Meyer Drive. Public Works office Photography Kayleigh Kozlowski The photograph is titled "A Bridge to Traffic Safety" Public Works office Photography Kayleigh Kozlowski Titled "Common Beauty"
Harnish Library Photography Lawrence Kozlowski Titled "Mood of the Gem: Algonquin" Harnish Library Painting Marisa Andropolis Titled "Rose" Harnish Library Oil Painting Shakuntala Rajagopal Titled "Hibiscus" Algonquin's east side library Photography Andrew C. Rodgers Titled "Autumn Dream," the photo will hang at Algonquin's east side library, 115 Eastgate East side library Photography Lawrence Kozlowski "Mood of the Gem: Algonquin" East side library Oil painting Shakuntala Rajagopal "Woman and Child" School District 158 Administration buiding Photography Marcia Babler Titled "Ballet," the photo will hang in the administration building at 650 Academic Drive D158 Administration Building Painting Beth Shadur "Rundiamhar (mysterious)"
D158 adminstration building Oil Painting Deirdre Schaenen "One Mitered Afternoon" Jacobs High School Painting Beth Shadur Titled "Ciunas (quiet)," the artwork will hang at Jacobs, 2601 Bunker Hill Drive
Jacobs Painting Beth Shadur Titled "Cloch (stone)" Jacobs Oil Painting Deirdre Schanen "A Mind Made Up" Jacobs Painting (egg tempera) Grant D. Terrell "Paint Tubes" Jacobs Photography Shari Fellows "Sax in the Staff" Westfield Community School Photography Marcia Babler Titled "Primary Suspect," the photo will hang at the school, 2100 Sleepy Hollow Drive Westfield Community School Painting Marisa Andropolis
"Skull" Westfield Community School Painting Grant D. Terrell
"Roman Cityscape" Westfield Community School Painting Grant D. Terrell
"Birth of Volkswagen"
Westfield Community School Oil Painting Jenny Browe-Ullery
"Reflections" Neubert Elementary School, 1100 Huntington Drive Painting Milton A. Pagan "Little Men 5 Blocks Away" Neubert Elementary School Oil Painting Shakuntala Rajagopal
"Lake Geneva Sunset" Algonquin Lake Elementary School, 1401 Compton Drive Pastel Drawing Jose F. Bolet
Algonquin Lake Elementary School Oil Painting Milton A. Pagan "Paradise Lost" Eastview Elementary School, 540 Longwood Drive Digital Graphcis on paper Jeffrey A. Mendenhall "Green is the Colour!" Eastview Elementary School Painting Milton A. Pagan
Eastview Elementary School Painting/Mixed Media Nancy Steinmeyer "Bed Buddies"
The Public Arts Program in Algonquin
The public arts program is a part of Algonquin's public art master plan.
In total, the village received 49 submissions for public displays from 19 artists this year. Village of Algonquin staff and the Public Arts Commission reviewed the applications and selected the 40 for display over the upcoming year.
"The program is intended to enrich, stimulate, and enhance the aesthetic experience across the village through a celebration of art," Mason said.
The village of Algonquin Public Arts Commission will host an open house reception at village hall, 2200 Harnish Drive, on Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. to "unveil the new artworks," Mason said. The event is free and open to the public.
There will also be exhibit brochures available at village hall.