SATURDAY 6/13: King Neptune Statue Installation, Reception

A 7-foot-tall maquette of the 34-foot bronze sculpture on the Virginia Beach boardwalk is being installed on the Bay Avenue boardwalk between Washington and Jefferson Avenues and will be dedicated 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13. A reception follows at 11 a.m. hosted by Arts Enter Cape Charles at the Stage Door Gallery, 301 Mason Avenue.

Neptune was created by noted public art sculptor Paul DiPasquale, creator of numerous public sculptures including the Arthur Ashe Memorial in Richmond.  The patron for the Cape Charles Neptune is Wyndham Price.   Following the reception Mr. DiPasquale will give a short talk about the creation of the Neptune sculpture and the importance of public art.

Neptune will become a part of the Cape Charles Art Walk.  The portion along Bay Avenue will be anchored on the south by the LOVE installation, on the north by Neptune, with the bronze dolphin sculpture in the middle by the Pavilion.  Additional pieces of art are hoped to be added over time.

The Art Walk was planned as part of the Our Town project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Town of Cape Charles, and contributions from private organizations and individuals.  The major partners in this project were Arts Enter Cape Charles, the Town of Cape Charles, Citizens for Central Park, and the Cape Charles Business Association.



One Response to “SATURDAY 6/13: King Neptune Statue Installation, Reception”

  1. Susan Lindeman on June 20th, 2015 8:39 pm

    Has anyone noted that Wyndham Price is actually a fictional character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer?