When Ed Terrell looks at the streets of Reading he doesn’t see broken up pavement or overgrown weeds, he sees an opportunity to inspire. In his new venture, Ed has adopted a portion of the Spring Street sidewalk in front of the Center Park Art Gallery to display his 3D art.
With a little over a week in the making, Ed and Center Park Art Gallery Curator Donald Thomas have spent the past days and nights painting and managing the site. Donald told us he was looking for something to wow people as they drive by, hoping to inspire residents to stop and view more of his outdoor art gallery. The outdoor art gallery faces Pear Street where residents and community members alike are encouraged to walk through.
Donald’s plans are to eventually wrap the sidewalk down Pear Street (to the end of the property line) with 3D sidewalk art. The goal is to collaborate with other local artists to combine Ed’s work with the rest of the side walk creating one long piece of art.
While onsite, we found several local residents taking notice of the changing sidewalk. Those who walked up were very interested asking questions and taking photos. Although its not completely finished, both Ed and Donald were more than happy to pose and take photos with people crossing the wooden rope bridge.
Located at the intersection of Spring and Pear Street we highly recommend you visit this unique piece of outdoor art. While your their, don’t forget to get your picture crossing over the wooden rope bridge too. We’d love to see it, use the hashtag #rdg3dart to share.