Nestled in the heart of Wauwatosa Village is a 19.5-acre gem. Hart Park is a favorite destination for Tosans throughout the year, but this summer will bring something new to the space.
A public art initiative known as the Hartwork Project recently launched with the goal to celebrate local artists and contribute to the vibrant community that is Tosa.
The new annual event will feature works from local artists on display this summer at Hart Park. Artists were asked to submit pieces of their work that would compliment the features of the park.
Four finalists have been identified, from which three winners will be chosen through a public vote. Cast your vote online now through March 15 for your favorite. Votes may also be cast in person at the Wauwatosa Public Library, 7636 W. North Ave., and at the Hart Park Senior Center, 7300 W. Chestnut St.
Here’s a peak at what you’ll be voting on (credit: the Hartwork Project):
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Trenton teaches sculpture, digital fabrication, woodworking and furniture design at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Trenton’s sculptures are featured in local, regional and national exhibitions, as well as public and private collection.
A mostly self-taught Wisconsin native, Paul has a passion for using repurposed materials in his work. Paul’s relationship-based sculptures are part of a 6-acre outdoor gallery and are included in prominent public and private collections.
Timothy’s work has been exhibited all over his native state of Iowa and surrounding states. Timothy was part of a student public art fabrication team in Iowa, and he recently moved to Wisconsin to pursue a fine arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ben studied painting, figure drawing, sculpture and more at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and later taught art in various Milwaukee Public Schools. Ben’s work has been on display in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Chicago.
For more information, and to cast your vote, visit www.thehartworkproject.com.