Art installation should begin next month

Installation of the art project to honor the historic Weatherwax family at the intersection of Simpson Avenue and Park Street should begin in March, according to Aberdeen City Council President Kathi Hoder.

The city has already fixed up a good portion of the old triangle and dumped dirt on the site to let it settle.

The public art project will incorporate sandstone carvings salvaged from the Aberdeen High School fire several years ago and honor the philanthropy of the pioneering Weatherwax family. The school is officially named J.M. Weatherwax High School.

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation agreed to provide $104,000 for Portland artist Alex Kuby to install his new artwork, called “Resurgence,” a wave-like creation using the giant sandstone blocks leftover when the school burned down 11 years ago. Approval was also given from the City Council and the Aberdeen Art Commission.