- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

POLLEPEL ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - The National Endowment for the Arts is supporting an outdoor sculpture to be built on a Hudson River island around the ruins of Bannerman’s Castle.

Bannerman’s Castle is actually an old warehouse for military surplus items well known to rail commuters who zip by the island off the Hudson River’s eastern shore, some 50 miles north of Manhattan.

U.S. Rep Sean Patrick Maloney announced Monday that the NEA is granting $20,000 to support local artist Melissa McGill’s Constellation project.

Constellation is a sculptural installation that will be installed around the ruins. Every evening, 17 starry lights above the ruins will blink on one by one like the stars of the night sky.

The project is scheduled to launch in June and remain on the island for two years.

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