Rubino, a University of Miami (Florida) graduate who also studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, has been a celebrated artist himself since he was a child, showing his first works at New York's Mari Galleries when he was just 15. Today, several of his free-standing sculptures stand in IX Park, while other works are represented in private collections across the nation as well as in public installations in the northeast.
Rubino visited and collected ideas and concepts from the Learning Village students. After approval from the committee and many long hours of research, design, and artistry, the sculpture was unveiled in 2017.
The residency was generously funded in part by the St. Anne's-Belfield School Arts Boosters as well as by a gift from the estate of Carolyn Sanders '48.
The finished sculpture was installed in the Chandler Courtyard
on Oct. 20, 2017.