Rehoboth Beach, Del. – Gary Fisher has been selected to paint and decorate one of 20 dolphin sculptures in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware’s ‘Dolphins Around Town Project.’ Similar to the now famous Chicago cows, Washington D.C. Party Animals (elephants and donkeys), and Baltimore fish, the Rehoboth Beach dolphins will be displayed at the end of city streets at the boardwalk and other sites from April through June of 2003.
“This is a great opportunity for Rehoboth Beach to celebrate its thriving art community and I’m excited to be part of it,” said Fisher, who also decorated an elephant sculpture for Washington, D.C.’s Party Animals project in the summer of 2002. “This will be a fun and memorable display for both Rehoboth’s permanent residents and the many tourists who visit our community in the spring and summer.”
The Dolphins Around Town Project, sponsored by the Rehoboth Art League and Rehoboth Main Street, aims to bring people and publicity to what is believed to be the smallest town to participate in such an art project. Fisher and the other artists have been encouraged to be as creative with the six-foot, acrylic statues as they want to be.
Each dolphin statue is sponsored by an area business. Fisher’s dolphin is sponsored by Carlton’s menswear on Rehoboth Avenue. When the exhibit closes next June, the dolphins will be auctioned off to benefit the Rehoboth Art League and Rehoboth Beach Main Street.
Fisher started painting as a hobby more than 15 years ago and quickly captured the attention of friends and business colleagues with his daring use of color. Having retired from the U.S. Justice Department where he was an environmental enforcement attorney, Fisher now paints full time in Washington, D.C. and Rehoboth Beach, Del., with much of his work consisting of commissioned pieces. Most of Gary’s abstracts, as well as his fanciful paintings of fruit and garden flowers, are displayed in striking purples, yellows and blues.