HADDONFIELD, NJ — A 1,000-pound-plus steel structure by an acclaimed sculptor now calls Haddonfield home.
Unity, an abstract corten structure by acclaimed Palestinian Arab Israeli sculptor Hanna Jubran, now stands at 8 Kings Highway, across from the PATCO station. It is one of five pieces donated to the Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) for its outdoor sculpture placement program.
Jubran’s work focuses on the concepts of time, movement, balance and space, and takes advantage of compatible materials, according to HOST.
The upper Galilee native who is a Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina State University earned a degree in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1983.
His work has been on exhibit worldwide and has been featured in collections around the world. He has won a number of research awards.
The college donated the pieces to HOST when it moved pieces from its Pemberton Campus to its Mount Laurel Campus. It established a Sculpture Walk to celebrate its 50th anniversary and donated the rest to HOST.
“The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust and RCBC have mutual and overlapping interests in promoting the arts generally and outdoor sculpture in public places in Southern New Jersey specifically,” HOST Chairman Stuart Harting said previously. “We’re thrilled to accept these six pieces to help RCBC preserve the spirit of a wonderful local exhibit that was started 30 years ago.”
Michael Willmann, an adjunct faculty member at RCBC and a member of the HOST’s Board of Trustees, was instrumental in the agreement. Another trustee, Joseph Sikora, is principal of Sikora Wells Appel, which designed the Mount Laurel Campus’ quad that earned a site design award from the New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects.
The donation falls in line with HOST’s goal of bringing traditional and contemporary works by noted sculptors to the downtown district, some permanent and some temporary. More than two dozen sculptures have been placed throughout Haddonfield including a Children’s Sculpture Zoo. One of the more popular sculptures in the borough is “Haddy” the hadrosaurus.
For more information about the Haddonfield Sculpture Trust, visit haddonfieldsculpture.org. For more information about Rowan College at Burlington County’s 50th anniversary commemoration, visit rcbc.edu/50th.