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It was raining hard when David Stromeyer arrived hauling 15,000 pounds of steel. Some sculptors send their pieces to institutions with instructions on how to install them. Not Stromeyer. At 66, the artist came to the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord with his work gloves. And he wasn’t just pitching in. He was here to lead the crew.
This, he said, was out of necessity.
Over two days, Stromeyer and a small crew of hired helpers worked long hours to mount four of the artist’s sculptures on the lawn. The installation, to be in place for a year, represents a change for the community arts center, the first time the institution has focused on just one artist in that prime space.