There is a new addition to the Greene County General Hospital family, a sculpture located on the southwest grassy area of the hospital’s main entrance. GCGH was selected to host the fifth and final sculpture for the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, located in Solsberry, “Sculpture in Public Places” program. The Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum has, for the last eight years, offered a “Sculpture in Public Places” which involves five organizations; the Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library, the French Lick Casino, Eastern Greene Elementary School, The Owen Valley Winery, and now GCGH, displaying a sculpture on their property.
The GCGH sculpture faces what will be the walking trail that has been planned to extend from the hospital to Humphry’s Park. Brenda Reetz, CEO of GCGH, who was instrumental in planning the location of the sculpture, welcomed the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, “we are thrilled to support the sculpture trails and offer this to our community. When choosing a spot, we were mindful of the future walking trail and wanted a place that the public would be able to enjoy it the most.”
The sculpture trails program will rotate sculptures bi-annually between each location. The program ensures that each location is without risk or restoration upkeep and offers fresh new art installations on the bi-annual schedule. Kyle Cross, Director of the Greene County General Hospital Foundation, submitted a grant to the Greene County Foundation to cover the costs associated with the program.