The stainless steel sculpture, a project that took artist Dave Simpson three months to complete, is now a permanenet fixture in front of Innovative Pest Management’s office in Denver, N.C.
|On Friday, approximately 200 area business leaders gathered at Innovative Pest Management, Denver, N.C., for a four-county Chamber of Commerce function. The event was held for business networking and the much anticipated unveiling of the Widow Project.
|The staff of Innovative Pest Management in front of the widow sculpture.
| (From left to right) Sculptor Dave Simpson, Rhonda Caldwell and Ronnie Caldwell of Innovative Pest Management Inc.
DENVER, N.C. — On Friday, approximately 200 area business leaders gathered at Innovative Pest Management, Denver, N.C., for a four-county Chamber of Commerce function. The event was held for business networking and the much anticipated unveiling of the Widow Project.
Ken Kindly, Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce; Karen Shore, Mooresville/Iredell County Chamber of Commerce; Denis Bilodeau, Denver Area Business Association; Gwen McComb, Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce; and Danny Hearn, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce; were all present and each spoke to the crowd about working together for positive change and building on local strengths to support small business develop and collaborate growth and accomplishments.
The project, which has been featured in The Charlotte Observer, Google and many other media outlets, was hand sculpted out of stainless steel by Dave Simpson (a local artist). The Widow Project took more than three months to complete and has now found its permanent home in front of Innovative Pest Management, Inc. (6596 Campground Road, Denver, N.C.).
People in attendance traveled from as far as Maggie Valley, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C., to witness the unveiling of the sculpture. The original sketch, drawn by Simpson (whose work can be viewed at artbysimpson.com), is posted next to the famous spider outside of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain.
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