The city of Redlands has installed another in a series of Art in Public Places sculptures recommended by the Cultural Arts Commission.
“Molecule,” by Danish-born artist Helle Scharling-Todd, has been installed in the median on West Citrus Avenue between Eureka and Fourth streets. It is the fourth piece installed as part of the Art in Public Places program. The others are:
- “We’re all in it together” by Sandy Friedman in Sylvan Park near the intersection of Colton Avenue and University Street.
- Interiorem Pulchritudinem (Latin for Inner Beauty), glass and steel sculpture by artist John Gilbert Luebtow, at the Civic Center at the intersection of Vine and Cajon streets
- The Sister Cities Clock Tower by artists Dan and Dina Romero, installed at Ed Hales Park.
- And the sculpture “Mojave Sails” by artist Steven L. Rieman in the median on Citrus Avenue between Eureka Street and Grant streets.
In May 2009, the council established the Art in Public Places program calling on the commission for recommendations for public artwork and establishing a Public Art Fund to accept donations, gifts, contributions and funds raised through fundraising events to finance the program.
The commission meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of each odd-numbered month. Meetings are currently held over Zoom and are open online to the public.