Burlington City Arts

Pomerleau Neighborhood Park

Shelburne Road Plaza
1999, mixed materials
Pomerleau Real Estate President Ernie Pomerleau approached Burlington City Arts with a request to add a sculpture to the site of a shopping mall under redevelopment. The resulting sculpture garden, which serves as a bus-stop, pedestrian gateway to the mall, and vehicular gateway to Burlington, has become a landmark on Shelburne Road. The “pocket park” features concrete gargoyles perched on columns and has been lauded for the originality of the artwork and its integrated park design.


O.N.E.Der Dome

Hyde Street Triangle Park
2010, stained glass and steel
With help from a CEDO grant, VSA arts of Vermont’s four-year goal of erecting a dome with stained glass panels made by adults with developmental disabilities in Burlington’s Old North End came to fruition in the spring of 2010. 


Ethan Allen

Greenmount Cemetery, Colchester Avenue
1873, marble


Tree Of Knowledge

UVM library
c.1963, bronze
Paul Aschenbach grew up in Randolph, Vermont as the son of a blacksmith. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and started his career as an artist making liturgical pieces. He became a professor at UVM, where he taught sculpture for 30 years. The Tree of Knowledge was given to UVM by the class of 1962.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


Kindred Spirits

UVM Fleming Museum
1991, painted steel
Smith created this piece while serving as an artist-in-residence at UVM. While his vocabulary of forms draws heavily from traditional African Art, his work is easily categorized as Abstract Expressionist. Kindred Spirits’ placement at the Fleming Museum set the stage for an exhibition of Smith’s drawings and smaller sculpture at the museum in 1999.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger



UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1883, bronze
Just as great classical heroes were immortalized in the empires of our political roots, Americans began immortalizing their heroes in much the same fashion to symbolize their independence. Lafayette came to the Colonies from France expressly to help America gain independence from the British and quickly became a general in the army. John P. Howard gifted this piece to UVM to commemorate Lafayette’s visit to Vermont in 1825.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger


Ira Allen

UVM Green, N. Prospect Street
1921, bronze
Ira Allen came to Vermont to work with his brothers as a surveyor for the newly forged northern territory. Brother of famed Green Mountain Boy, Ethan Allen, Ira Allen acquired his own source of fame as the founding father of the University of Vermont Medical College. This piece was donated to UVM by James Wilbur in 1921.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger