Hayes' Sculpture Comes to Center Springs

On April 14, a new sculpture by the late David Hayes was unveiled in Center Springs Park. The totem sculpture is the perfect addition to the daffodil fields.

Dana McCarthy, a long-time Manchester resident, was instrumental in bringing the piece to the park. She said she was delighted to have the sculpture be installed.

“It’s just a wonderful opportunity to share this beautiful sculpture with the people in Manchester,” she said.  “It’s just so very interesting.”

The Friends of Center Springs Park and Boy Scout Troop 27 planted the 10,000 daffodil bulbs in the park.

“Adding the Sculpture is like the icing on the cake,” McCarthy said.

Hayes’ career spans 60 years. He was born in Hartford but grew up in Manchester.

Hayes’ work can be seen all around the country.  In addition to the totem, he has several other pieces in Manchester including Manchester Community College, Lutz Children Museum, and other locations.

McCarthy said she is thankful to the sculptor’s son, David M. Hayes for making the totem installation possible. 

“He was so gracious with his time and generous with the wonderful piece of art,” McCarthy said.

The sculptor wanted his art to be seen and enjoyed by many. Many of his exhibitions are outdoors as a part of municipal shows.

“We love that his work is being enjoyed by so many,” his son said. “We couldn’t be happier to do it.”

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