The dogwoods have bloomed. The azaleas have peaked. And any day now, art pieces will blossom along the Suwanee Creek Greenway and at community parks as the city celebrates its annual finders-keepers Art on a Limb program.
Through Art on a Limb, Suwanee hides two pieces of art along the Suwanee Creek Greenway or at Sims Lake and White Street parks each day in May. Those who find the art pieces get to keep them.
For this year’s program, potter and former music teacher Richard Shivers has created 8-inch green ceramic frog bowls. The bowls, decorated with leafy tree branches and one of the phrases from Suwanee’s “Live Well. Play Hard. Smile More!” slogan, are meant to be placed in a garden or landscaped areas in the yard. On the backside of the bowls, Shivers has etched leaves or a wood-grain pattern.
“I’ve set the bowls out in my yard in garden areas,” Shivers said. “They gather a little bit of water and then I find frogs or butterflies in them.”
Shivers submitted the bowls for consideration for this year’s Art on a Limb for the challenge of doing something new and to support the community.
“I appreciate so much the fact that the City of Suwanee is a promoter of the arts in the community,” he said. “Art is part of so much of what Suwanee does. As an artist and musician, I appreciate that. To have art in front of people all the time — that’s a wonderful thing.”