The Big Dog steel sculpture was unveiled on Wednesday, September 7th at the Dog Park. Dr. Marshall Meadors III and Mayor Terence Roberts presided over the group gathered at the corner of Fant and Society Streets to greet the new arrival.
April Cameron, Executive Director of the Anderson Arts Center presented a ceremonial bone to Dr. Meadors, who spearheaded the Foundation’s tba project #4, Anderson’s first dog park, which was dedicated five years ago.
City engineer Mandy Baker unveiled the Big Dog, an entry that won the City of Greenville’s Artisphere festival in the three-dimensional category. Dr. Meadors spotted the sculpture and immediately recognized that the 8’ Big Dog was a perfect fit for the Dog Park.
The Big Dog, who now stands proudly at the Dog Park entrance, is a creation of artist Dale Rogers from Haverhill, Massachusetts. Dr. Meadors thanked the City of Anderson for their collaboration and attention to this project as well as their ongoing care and maintenance of the Dog Park itself. He pointed out that Foothills Community Foundation maintains a dedicated fund specifically earmarked for improvements to the Dog Park; donations to the fund can be made online at www.foothillsfoundation.org