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Tuesday: Founders Week Continues With Public Art Film

by Karen Goff April 5, 2016 at 11:30 am 6 Comments

Wooden Horse/Courtesy Eve Thompson

Restonians will be honoring Reston founder Robert E. Simon with activities all this week.

Here is today’s featured event:

Documentary Screening: Levitated Mass By Doug Pray at RCC Hunters Woods, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 5. Free. This is the story of how a work of public art captivated Los Angeles in 2012. IPAR developed this documentary film. Check out this summary on Reston Community Center’s website to learn more.

See the entire Founders Week schedule.

Meanwhile, have you seen the “Wooden Horse” public art at Lake Anne Plaza? (See photo above).

The public artwork is a recreation of a piece that was built for the plaza in the 1960s.

It was removed years ago due to deterioration, but this recreation was done by South Lakes High School art teacher and Reston native Marco Rando. It’s a recreation of “Wooden Horse,” which was created for the Plaza in 1965 but eventually deteriorated. Visitors are welcome to climb on the new piece.

The public art is located at the far end of Washington Plaza West (past Heron House).

  • Ming the Merciless

    Why haven’t we learned the obvious lesson that decorative horses must be made out of concrete and cinderblocks, not wood?

    • Chuck Morningwood

      I don’t know, Mung. That wooden horsie thing worked well for the Greeks.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Read the story again, Chick. That horse was designed for a single use, it was not “public art” on permanent display.

      • LakeAnne Resident

        Beware of Restonians baring gifts!

        Where are the shovel handle stirrups?

  • cRAzy

    Wow! How much did we pay IPAR for this simple-minded wood “sculpture” that we had to build twice?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I’m starting a betting pool. How long do you think it will take before some besotted lush wanders out of the new Lake Anne Brew House and tries to mount that thing?


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