Tony Smith Sculpture Project
Tau in Meadowland Park, South Orange, NJ

TONY SMITH SCULPTURE PROJECT

The Lennie Pierro Memorial Arts Foundation (LPMAF) was created in 2002 in honor of the passing of longtime Village resident Lennie Pierro, co-founder of the Pierro Gallery of South Orange. After visiting the Tony Smith retrospective at MoMA in 1998, it became Pierro's dream to bring a Smith sculpture to his hometown. LPMAF proposed a community partnership to the South Orange Board of Trustees to achieve this goal. Smith’s widow Jane generously gifted the right to fabricate the sculpture TAU in honor of her husband. With financial support from The Village and donations from hundreds of private individuals through the LPMAF, TAU was sited, fabricated, and installed in Meadowland Park in 2008. Related arts education programs in district schools continue to be funded by LPMAF. In addition to that funding, a group of volunteers from the community worked together to realize the details of siting, installation, promotion, maintenance, and education about the sculpture. Members of The Tony Smith Sculpture Project (TSSP) continue their work today to enhance viewing, enjoyment, and learning from TAU. If you are interested in becoming a part of the TSSP, click here. The acquisition of a sculpture by an artist of Smith’s caliber enhances the quality of life in our town and in surrounding communities.

TONY SMITH SCULPTURE PROJECT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JUDY WUKITSCH, President
MARILYN HAYDEN, Vice President, Fundraising
JO JOCHNOWITZ, Vice President
TONIA PAPKE WATERBURY, Treasurer
SUSAN NAPACK, Secretary
CHERYL ARNEDT, Past Vice President, Fundraising

TAU ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Theresa Burns
Petra Chu
Paul Golden
Patrice Henderson
Bryna Linett
Bernice Napach
John Nye
Kathy Nye
Peter Shapiro
Hilda Silverman
Larry Solan


Jane Smith, wife of Tony Smith


Student’s drawing of Tau