Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There are no suspects in the disappearance of this public art piece.
The Rochester Lion King, a fiberglass sheep that's part of a public art show in downtown Rochester, is missing. According to Chief Steve Schettenhelm, the Rochester Police Department took a report Tuesday afternoon about the missing statue, which was stolen from its spot in front of the Rochester Athletic Club on Main Street. The sheep and its base were stolen, and the value is set at more than $1,100, Schettenhelm said. The Rochester Lion King is part of the Ewe Revue 2 in Rochester. A collection of movie-themed sheep are scattered across downtown. This one was sponsored and designed by the Rochester Lions Club. Last week, another sheep, "Steve Hanson from Sheep Shot," was recovered after being missing for two months. The hockey-playing …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After a photo of the statue known as "Sheep Shot" was posted on the Instagram photo-sharing site, Rochester Police made the discovery.
A fiberglass hockey-playing sheep, stolen from a public art display in downtown Rochester two months ago, has been found. The sheep is missing his ears, one black skate and his wire-rimmed glasses — a nod to the character in the movie Slap Shot that the sheep was designed to depict. Police say a 25-year-old Oxford Township man has confessed to the theft and possible charges against him are pending. In the meantime, they are crediting an Instagram user with tipping them off to the missing sheep's whereabouts. Here's how it happened, according to Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm. The sheep was stolen from atop its wooden stand near the corner of Main and Second streets the night of May 25. It had been on display for about a week, …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The newest member of the Ewe Revue flock, 'Ewe of Oz,' was put in place this week behind Main Street.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Rochester Police offer reward for information on the whereabouts of part of downtown's Ewe Revue 2.
A fiberglass sheep — one of two dozen on display around downtown Rochester as part of the Ewe Revue 2 — has disappeared. The sheep, decorated to look like a hockey player, complete with hockey skates, was called "Steve Hanson from Sheep Shot." Fitting with the Hollywood theme, this particular sheep was designed in the spirit of the movie Slap Shot. It disappeared on Friday night. "There is a reward available to anyone who provides the police department with information that allows us to recover Sheep Shot and prosecute the responsible person," said Rochester Police Chief Steve Schettenhelm. The sheep are part of a public art project unveiled last weekend. The Ewe Revue 2, as it is called, is meant to bring people downtown in the midst of…
Monday, May 21, 2012
We've included a map to help you plan your downtown sightseeing adventure.
More than two dozen colorful and creative fiberglass sheep are on display around downtown Rochester as part of the Ewe Revue 2. It's a public art project designed to bring people out and about around town despite the bulldozers and backhoes tearing up the main thoroughfare for the Main Street Makeover. Here's a look at some of the Ewe creations, along with a PDF map that shows which Ewe is where. Let us know which ones are your favorites!
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Ewe Revue 2, a public art project designed to bring people to downtown Rochester, had its red carpet premiere on Saturday.
Surely ewe have heard the news. There are more than two dozen colorful and creative fiberglass sheep on display around downtown Rochester as part of the Ewe Revue 2. It's a public art project created to bring people out and about around town despite the bulldozers and backhoes tearing up the main thoroughfare through downtown. On Saturday, the sheep were officially unveiled to the public. Golf carts took visitors on a tour to see the sheep, and children were able to paint their handprints on two special artsy sheep. From the ruby red slippers of the ewe dressed as Dorothy to the oversized diamond nose ring on the Marilyn Monroe-inspired ewe, the artistic details are plenty. We photographed some of the sheep around town (thanks, Colin, for…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The deadline to sponsor a Hollywood-themed fiberglass sheep is March 30.
The Ewe Revue 2, a public art show that will flock to downtown Rochester this spring, is shaping up in artist studios around town. The show, which will feature Hollywood-themed fiberglass sheep, is still in need of sponsors. The event is being organized by the Rochester Downtown Development Authority as a way to celebrate the town's history and bring people downtown during the upcoming Main Street Makeover. Current sheep stars include Lady Baa Baa, Dor-Ewe-thy, Dr. McSheepy, Dr. Ewess’ The Florax and more. All sheep have been sponsored by local businesses. Click here for a gallery of sheep designs. "Sponsoring a sheep is ... a great investment for a business to make that’s outside of the norm," said Hillary Heacock, owner of Studio One …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Any of these 102 designs could be transformed into artwork that will be displayed in downtown Rochester this summer. Tell us your favorite.
There's Harry Baahter. There's Clewepatra, the Ewe of Oz and Ewevatar. There's even a Sheep-less in Seattle. These are a few of the whimsical names given to the 102 designs in a portfolio of Hollywood-themed sheep ready for downtown Rochester's Ewe Revue 2. The public art project will feature fiberglass sheep sprinkled throughout downtown from May through September. The Downtown Development Authority is seeking sponsors for the fluffy creations; sponsorships begin at $2,300 and include either one full-size sheep or a flock of four mini sheep. And that's where Patch readers come in. Tell potential sponsors which of these designs you would most likely venture to downtown Rochester to see. Scroll through the photos and vote for your favorite …