Barred Owl – by Paul Rhymer
Location: Summerville Town Hall (balcony) – #1
Sponsored by: Sculpture in the South
Photo by: Joey Frazier
The first sculpture of the new public art initiative B.I.R.D.S. (Birds in Residence Downtown Summerville) is a bronze sculpture of a majestic Barred Owl by renowned wildlife sculptor Paul Rhymer. The Maryland artist is known to Summerville as the creator of the friendly hippo entitled Free Ride who resides in the pond at Sheppard Park. Rhymer is enthusiastic about being involved in the new B.I.R.D.S. project. The Barred Owl has taken up permanent residence on the railing of the Mayor’s balcony on the bell tower of the new Town administration building. The sculpture was unveiled May 16, 2013.