➼ Artist Christian DeLeon made sparks in his Morgantown studio this summer. His eye-catching proposal for a four-foot-high arrangement of stainless steel fish beat out four other designs last spring in a sculpture competition sponsored by the Marion County Commission and the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission. He constructed The Fish is the River, the River is the Fish over the summer.

DeLeon’s shimmering sculpture will be installed in Palatine Park in Fairmont in August as the first in a sculpture park to be expanded through an annual competition. You can see it dedicated on Saturday, August 18, during the Connector Art Fair.

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