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Yountville Unveils Gordon Huether Sculpture That Visualizes the Upward Movement of Humanity

Post Date:03/17/2017 4:42 PM



Date: March 17, 2017

Contact: Samantha Holland, Parks and Recreation Director
(707) 944-8851

Subject: Yountville Unveils Gordon Huether Sculpture That Visualizes the Upward Movement of Humanity
All are Invited to the Dedication Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be held April 1 at 2 p.m.

The Town of Yountville and the Yountville Arts Commission has recently unveiled its latest public art sculpture, “Up We Go!”. This magnificent sculpture by artist Gordon Huether is proudly being displayed in front of the Yountville Community Center located at 6516 Washington Street, Yountville. Huether was instrumental in the founding and development of the Yountville Art Walk in 2009 and remains a significant participant in the Art Walk, which has become the foundation of the growth of the Arts in Yountville.

The Arts Commission, along with the Town Council and Chamber invites the public to attend the Dedication Celebration and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m.) located at the Yountville Community Center 6516 Washington St., Yountville. The ceremony kicks-off of the annual Arts in April month happening throughout Napa Valley. Please RSVP to Dave Hummer, Yountville Chamber of Commerce at or (707) 944-0904. Small bites and wines from Baldacci Winery and others will be served.

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"Up We Go!" sculpture by artist Gordon Huether

About the Sculpture
Artist Gordon Huether’s “Up We Go!” conveys the upward movement of humanity. The form and materials in the piece express a universal stance of arms raised skyward in victory. With its dazzling shape and colorful display, the sculpture is meant to embrace the core values of humanity, to insinuate movement, prosperity and growth. 
The positive, skyward gesture is representative of the Yoga “sun salutation” pose. The circular shape of the sculpture emphasizes the circle of life. Standing straight with arms pointed upward, the sun salutation energizes the individual as one embraces the sky and sun. Vitality and life is celebrated in the sun salutation and this gesture is reflected through the artwork.

About the Yountville Art Walk
Currently, there are 27 public art sculptures sprinkled throughout downtown Yountville – both on and off Washington Street for public viewing. Each bold, powerful and thought provoking piece lends to the splendid culture of Yountville and its proud legacy of art appreciation.

The entire town of Yountville is completely strollable and each public art piece is within close proximity to the next. The Town encompasses only 1.5 square miles. Download the Yountville Art Walk map online at
Note: Many of the public sculptures throughout the town are for sale. Each sculpture has a plaque with contact information for the artist.

About Artist Gordon Huether
Gordon Huether was born in Rochester, NY in 1959, to German immigrant parents. He learned art composition and appreciation at an early age from his father. In the course of his initial artistic explorations, Huether was resolved to create a lasting impact on the world around him through the creation of large-scale works of art and founded his studio in Napa, California in 1987. In 1989 he received his first public art commission from the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute. Since then collaboration with architectural, design and construction teams has become a vital part of his daily work process.

During frequent visits to Germany in the early 1990s, Huether’s aesthetic vision took an important turn, which was influenced by Professor Johannes Schreiter. Schreiter’s work inspired him to unlock and express vital ideas and humanistic passion in his own work. Huether’s work became about communicating a story, not just creating objects of beauty.

He has completed more than 250 projects, which have included art installations for airports, museums, universities, transportation centers, hotels, hospitals, civic buildings, libraries and more. Huether’s work is exhibited regularly and collected US-wide. For more information, contact Gordon Huether Studio, 1821 Monticello Rd., Napa, CA 94558, Sculpture available for acquisition.

Yountville Art “Inspire. Gather. Create”.

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