Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, professor of Metals and Jewelry Design, created a near-12-foot sculpture for the Village of Fairport, N.Y.’s Kennelly Park, outside the public library. It was the first commission for the Fairport Public Art Trail along the Erie Canal. The piece, “Connection,” was inspired by Fairport’s history and ties to the Erie Canal, resulting in a unique work that connects community members to their roots.
“‘Connection’ is both aesthetically beautiful and symbolic of Fairport’s history and its beauty today as a town and village with a rich history in Monroe County,” Caballero-Perez said.
Caballero-Perez’s one-of-a-kind, large-scale public sculpture can also be seen along Rochester’s ARTWalk in the Neighborhood of the Arts and at Pieters Family Life Center in Henrietta, N.Y.