Art at Carolyn Sims Center

Mrs. Sims served the City for 41 years as an employee in the Recreation and Parks department. This Public Art Memorial symbolizes the value of her community service. She embraced all ages and races, while raising her own large extended family. In addition to the Public Art Memorial a lifelike bust of Mrs. Sims is featured inside the lobby.

The Memorial project was created through workshops where community participation by naming and writing the dedication statement for the Memorial plaque. Field trips were made available to the studio of internationally known artist Frank Varga, who created the memorial. The purpose of these trips was to engage the public in the purpose and meaning of public art and to learn about how art is made. The sculpture concept represents the uplifting diversity of ethnicity and ages of people in our community.