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Ode to Joy

Behind The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (near The Waterway)
The Woodlands, TX
“Ode to Joy” by Dan Skaggs is a piano made of white marble and black granite keys. The bench’s back is a staff with music notes that, when played, are Beethoven’s famous “Ode to Joy” melody. Underwritten by: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Dan Skaggs holds a Masters Degree, Sculpture – C.S.U.L.B. (California State University at Long Beach) and has special commissions and exhibitions around the U.S. and New Zealand. He has won numerous awards including the Purchase Award at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. He taught Crafts & Sculpture for the Long Beach Unified School District, 3-D Design at Design Institute of San Diego, and Fine Arts, Product Design & Perspective Drawing at the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA.