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Skywalk Sculpture Returns to Watauga County Public Library | Local news

BOONE – Some eagle-eyed people may have noticed this before, but a familiar sight has been rendered in downtown Boone.

Wayne Trapp’s “Skywalk”, which was donated in 2010, has been returned to its downtown location in the beautiful lawn of the Watauga County Public Library.

In 2010, the work was donated to the Downtown Boone Development Association’s Public Art Program, in honor of the many and generous contributions of Joni and Peter Petschauer to artists and the arts in our community.

After awhile in the beautiful mountain sun, Trapp felt called upon to refurbish the room, so he brought “Skywalk” back to his home studio for a repaint.

Sadly, Trapp died before he could finish repainting it, leaving “Skywalk” separate from his library home.

With the support of the family – alongside Peter Petschauer, Director of the Watauga Arts Council Amber Bateman, Lindsay Miller with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and Lane Moody with the Downtown Development Association – “Skywalk” was returned to his domicile scheduled for December 13.

The Town of Boone said in a press release that it especially thanked the Watauga County Public Library, Zach Smith Johnson and Lucas Blume’s support with the WNC Sculpture Center and the Town of Boone Public Works for their support. help in returning the room.

“Skywalk” needs to be refurbished to regain its original glory.

“We would like to ask for patience as we work to clean, replace the original plate and have it repainted in the spring,” the Town of Boone said in a press release.