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City Installs New Art Sculpture Along South Fork Trail

The City of Santa Clarita recently installed its third piece of art along the South Fork Trail as part of the Common Spaces: Art in Public Places campaign.  The piece, titled “The Finish,” pays tribute to the men, women and children who use the trail system to stay active and healthy.

Artist Scott Bruckner donated the wood art piece to the City and describes his creation as representing a runner’s excitement as he or she passes the finish line in a race.  The piece was constructed from Douglas fir with steel support brackets and steel cables.  It is approximately 14 feet high from the base with a wingspan of seven feet.  Several coats of weatherproof deck sealer were applied to help maintain the finish and protect it from the drying and fading effects from the sun.  “The Finish” is the third art installation along the South Fork Trail, which also includes “The Spirit of Santa Clarita” by artist Dianne Foderaro andSTROLL, an audio-art collaboration with CalArts. 

“The South Fork Trail runs through the heart of our community and is a great place to showcase unique works of art for the residents who use the trails,” said Mayor Frank Ferry.  “’The Finish’ not only represents Santa Clarita’s commitment to healthy living, but the joy associated with setting a goal and accomplishing it.”  


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Artist Scott Bruckner began his wood sculpting in 1995, working with found objects and unused construction materials.  His work has garnered numerous awards over the years in local art shows, with his last award in the 2012 Santa Clarita Art Classic.  He has been an active part of the Santa Clarita arts community and was president of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association from 2005 to 2006.

“The Finish” is part of the City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission’s efforts to provide a variety of enriching experiences in the community through public art in public spaces.  For more information about the City’s arts endeavors, please visit Common-Spaces.org.  

To learn more about “The Finish” sculpture along the South Fork Trail, please contact Arts and Events Supervisor Jeff Barber at (661) 250-3779

City Installs New Art Sculpture Along South Fork Trail

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Kyle Jellings grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and graduated from Canyon High School in 2004. Following his high school career he spent three years at College of the Canyons where he graduated with his Associate's Degree. Kyle then traveled to Utah where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communication: Journalism emphasis from Utah Valley University. While in Utah, Kyle had the opportunity to do many different internships which included a Production Assistant at ESPN 700 and a Media Relations Assistant with the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake. Kyle was married to his wife Paola in 2008 and they had their first child, Calvin, in August of 2010. When Kyle is not at KHTS he enjoys spending time with his family and being involved in sports in any way.