The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts recently unveiled a gift that is destined to stimulate imagination, especially in young people. Museum supporters and others gathered Thursday morning the 6th in the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden to witness the unveiling and dedication of The Children's Gate, a gift from the City of Montgomery in honor of the Montgomery art community. Mayor Todd Strange was on hand, along with Museum Director Angie Dodson, Councilman Charles Jinwright, and County Commissioners Doug Singleton and Elton Dean.
The brightly-colored work of art was crafted by Montgomery-based artist Vincent Buwalda. Situated between the Sculpture Garden and the Education Courtyard, the Gate consists of playful robots welded from steel. Buwalda's inventive design will no doubt spark the imagination of people of all ages, encouraging all who enter the Education Courtyard to unleash their own creativity. The children present unveiled the Gate, after which artist Vincent Buwalda became the first to officially walk through the Gate of his own creation.