Frederick Arts Council Commissions Art Installation by Artist Larry Cook Jr.

Frederick, MD—The Frederick Arts Council has commissioned artist Larry Cook Jr. to create an art installation at Sky Stage, 59 South Carroll Street.

Larry Cook Jr., a conceptual and installation artist who has shown at the National Gallery of Art, MOMA, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among other institutions, is creating one of his signature backdrop installations at Sky Stage. The artist employs aspects of pictorial realism and fantasy to explore broader issues of status, individualism, and realism.

”I’m inspired by the unique setting for this installation and have chosen a backdrop that transports us in a time when we can’t travel like we might want to,” said Larry Cook whose website is

“We are fortunate to have an installation here in Fredrick by the very talented Maryland artist Larry Cook, Jr.,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the Frederick Arts Council.

The installation will be on view through the summer. “You can see the installation even if Sky Stage is not open for an event as it will be visible through the windows and doorways,” said Maura Parrott, FAC’s Sky Stage coordinator, who said visitors are encouraged to take their photo in front of the installation when Sky Stage is open.

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