The Yakima Arts Giving Circle is pleased to announce the selection of a new sculpture to be located on the corner of Yakima Avenue and Second Street. The Yakima Arts Commission has approved the location and is recommending to the Yakima City Council that the city accept the sculpture. The new piece will be dedicated to Representative Mary Skinner and Doctor Harlow Skinner in honor of their dedication to our community. The Arts Giving Circle has selected Bernard Hosey, an internationally known artist from Twisp, Washington to produce the sculpture. "Transcendence" will be a sphere approximately nine feet in diameter to be constructed of high-grade painted steel, and sealed with a clear epoxy to ensure a long-lasting finish.

The total cost of the sculpture is $50,000, which includes installation and lighting. The sculpture is being funded by private donations.