The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) has announced the 12 sites and sculptures selected for ARTsites 2017, an annual public art initiative in Howard County. The sculptures will be installed in August 2017 and will remain in place until July 2018 in an effort to engage the community and enhance public spaces. The sculptures will create visual anchor points and increase community access to the arts.

The ARTsites panel selected the host sites and narrowed down the artwork submissions to 36 finalists. The individual sites then selected the work to be installed at their location from among those finalists. The panel consisted of Randy Clay, Howard County Planning & Zoning; Julie Hughes-Jenkins, HCAC board member; Mary Kay Sigaty, Howard County Council; and Coleen West, HCAC.

The artwork and host sites selected include the following.

“Twisted Botanical Wave” by Mary Angers/Howard County Library System, Central Branch

“Celebration of Flight” by Carl Billingsley/Columbia Association

“Birdzels” by Mark Chatterley/Robinson Nature Center

“Elements” by Jeff Chyatte/Howard County Library System, Glenwood Branch

“Crescent” by Steven Durow/George Howard Building, Howard County Government

“Yellow Clown” by David Friedheim/AIDA Bistro, Corporate Office Properties Trust

“Popsicles” by Craig Gray/The Arc of Howard County

“Slices of Heaven” by Craig Gray/North Laurel Community Center

“Blue Planet” by Hanna Jubran/Howard Community College

“Light Cone” by Hanna Jubran/Howard County Public School System

“Rybee House II” by Stephen Klema/Howard County Tourism Welcome Center

“Celestial Trace” by Glenn Zweygardt/Howard County General Hospital

To learn more about HCAC exhibits and programs, visit or call 410-313-ARTS (2787).