sculpture garden

Valencia’s East Campus is home to a little corner of tranquility—The Sculpture Garden, developed in conjunction with the Valencia Fine Arts Department. 

Sculptural ceramic forms rest on a flagstone bed.

Located adjacent to Building 3 and near the Library, this calming nook has a wonderful water feature consisting of three sculptural forms created by artist Michael Galletta. Installation of this piece began in 2004 with sketches provided by the artist. Each form has several levels of cascading water that flows into a flagstone bed where the water is recycled back into the forms. 

"Mare and Foal" inaugural sculpture by Michael Galletta

Another lovely sculpture in this location is the bronze piece titled Mare and Foul. This sculpture was designed to honor mothers everywhere and dedicated in honor of Helen Calafut-Von Dolteren, Doris Cox and Doreen Fournier. 

Foundation board member Helen Von Dolteren-Fournier led efforts to create the sculpture garden, along with donors Brenda Cox-Cook and corporate sponsor BENCOR, Inc.

If you’re on East Campus and want a respite from a hectic schedule, please stop by and enjoy this zen oasis on campus! 



Initial Designs 



The Sculpture Garden Academic Advancement provides funds for the East Campus art faculty to improve student learning and faculty teaching through this endowment. The creation, continual perpetuation and preservation of the Sculpture Garden is through the generosity of our donors. If you wish to make a donation to the Valencia Foundation for this program, please visit and click on Give Now: Make a Donation.


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