sculpture "Who's Up" by Latino Artist Emanuel Enriquez
El Tiempo - Your Latino Connection; September 4, 2002; pg.
than 100 people turned out Labor Day to dedicate the last sculpture
that was erected at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo. Dedication
of the sculpture titled "Who's Up?" by Latino artist Emanuel
Enriquez, took place an hour before the Toledo Mud Hens play its
last game of the 2002 season.
hand for the ceremony were George and Deborah Chapman, County Commissioners
Sandy Isenberg and Harry Barlos, Mayor Jack Ford, Toledo City Council
President Peter Ujvagi, Councilman Louis Escabor, Councilman Michael
Ashford, Usan Reams and Margy Trumbull - Co-Chairs of Art in the
Park, and Artist Emanuel Enriquez of Bowling Green, Ohio.
sculpture was funded by a generous contribution from George and
Deborah Chapman and the City of Toledo's 1% for Art Program. The
City of Toledo provided $40, 000 with the remainder coming from
private contributions. The sculpture cost $90,000.
eight-foot by ten-foot, twenty-six hundred pound bronze sculpture
features four life-sized children vying for a look through the knotholes
of a fence to see which player is at bat. The sculpture is located
on the sidewalk surrounding the ballpark along St. Clair St. Enriquez
created "Who's Up?" to reflect the theme of old-time baseball
reminiscent of knothole gangs that visited Swayne Field. "I
believe this sculpture will bring baseball's nostalgia and the new
together," Enriquez said.
Up?" is near the end of the list of planned public art to be
installed at the Fifth Third Field. A "Historical Mural"
by Artist Leslie Adams is expected to be the fifth and final addition,
and will be located along the Washington St. side of the ballpark.
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is currently seeking interested
sponsors for the mural.
Reams, Arts Consultant with the City of Toledo, said that when the
five art works are completed they will make up the most comprehensive
public arts collection in any minor league field in the United States.
"When Mayor Ford took office he said that he wanted Toledo
to become a place of distinction. This helps that effort. The Mayor
has elevated the arts in Toledo, Ms. Reams said.
Arts Commission of Greater Toledo is the longest standing arts commission
in the state of Ohio that develops and promotes the arts in the
community. Serving Fulton, Lucas, and Wood counties since 1959.