Late last year, the University’s second piece of public sculpture (the first being the wildcat on Main Street) was erected in front of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Purchased by the Museum of Art, the granite sculpture titled Dance of the Ray was created by Gary Haven Smith, a UNH alumnus (’73) and New Hampshire-based artist.
Last Friday, the sculpture was officially dedicated with a plaque upon a granite pedestal. Kristina Durocher, director of the Museum of Art, led the proceedings. In attendance were Gary Haven Smith; Liberal Arts Dean Ken Fuld; Wes LaFountain, former Museum director; university faculty and staff; and members of the Museum’s board of directors.
Learn more about the sculpture and Gary Haven Smith in a Campus Journal story from the time of the installation and in a UNH Magazine story about Smith.