Help Bring Illumination to Revered Sculpture in Port Jervis, NY March 2, 2011

Real Estate Agent with Shahar Management

debra walsh real estateThere is a sculpture in Port Jervis, NY which was installed this past October as part of the Arts Council’s Open Studio weekend. This was also part of an economic enhancement initiative for the City of Port Jervis and the sculpture is located at the corner of Front Street and Pike Street in the downtown business district. The sculpture has been very well received, draws a lot of attention and is becoming a landmark in Port Jervis. The downside is there is no illumination whatsoever.   

Eric Stein, the sculptor, is proposing the installation of evening illumination and safety lights to enhance the beauty of the site as well as increasing evening security.

He has applied for a Spark grant through the Orange County Council of Arts to help with this funding.  He is asking for your support and attendance at this event on Wednesday March 2, 2011.  All attendees will pay $10 to show their support and food will be provided in return.  This will allow you to cast your vote in support of this project.  Several projects will be presented that evening.  Each presentation will be just a few short minutes.  The one project who receives the most votes from those present will be given the Spark grant for their project.  If you would like to see this sculpture illuminated please come and show your support for the sculptor and the city of Port Jervis.  

There are two existing power and lighting poles that are located near the sculpture that would work for mounting and support.  Mr. Stein will also be approaching Orange & Rockland Utilities to cover the actual electrical cost involved with this project.  He expects to have the lights on time demand mode and hope that they will be able to provide the electric as a service to public safety.  This grant would go to the actual purchase of the specific lights needed to do the job.  Depending on the cost for the lights, he will also lobby the City and Lycian Stage Lighting to cover the balance of the cost.

For any further questions please contact Eric Stein directly at 914-443-1308.  To attend this important event:







6 PM - 8 PM



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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and evening to you Debra

Debra, what a mighty fine Localism blog post you have done, to help get the word out to folks about the Help Bring Illumination to Revered Sculpture in Port Jervis, NY. Sure do hope Eric Stein gets the funding.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Feb 24, 2011 12:10 PM #1
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Hi Debra--Gosh, it seems like this nice piece should not have been placed in public until the money could be raised to put lighting up.  Seems very risky to have it in a dark spot in Port Jervis NY or anywhere else!

Feb 24, 2011 12:25 PM #2
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

Debra - $10 for fun, food and a good cause... can't see how you can go wrong with that.

Feb 24, 2011 12:33 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debra- this is a great way to support a cause , let the citizens have a say, and hey $10 isn't bad either!

Feb 24, 2011 12:40 PM #4
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A good cause Debra.

Feb 24, 2011 12:53 PM #5
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country


Debra....  Bringing back art to the community ....  Such a great idea !!

Feb 24, 2011 01:26 PM #6
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Debra, A great way to build support for a project like this. This piece begs to be lit up and I think people will support it.

Feb 24, 2011 02:19 PM #7
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Debbie, What a great idea and great post supporting the idea.

Feb 24, 2011 03:06 PM #8
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Debra, I hope many people attend next week's event to receive contributions for Eric Stein's project...and everyone's vote counts! I hope he gets the Spark grant! :)


Feb 24, 2011 05:19 PM #9
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Wow, Debra, my aunt and uncle lived in Port Jervis when I was a kid. It was all farm country then; in fact they had a dairy farm. I remember when they got the milking machines.

Feb 24, 2011 11:50 PM #10
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debra - Great way to support the  community and who can't appreciate art!

Feb 25, 2011 01:43 AM #11
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Thank you for all the comments!  Hopefully he will get the support he needs. 

Small world eh Toni?

Feb 25, 2011 08:00 AM #12
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