Circle of Friends, 1999

Harold Balazs
(American, born 1928, died 2017)

Location: Mt. Spokane High School, Mead


Circle of Friends is comprised of five sculptures created by late artist Harold Balazs. Each piece features exuberant abstract forms composed from a different type of metal. This one is made of stainless steel. The sculptures are placed in Mt. Spokane High School's courtyard, encouraging friendly gatherings within the space.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Mead School District.


Celebrated Spokane, Washington-based artist Harold Balazs (1928-2017) created abstract sculptures and public art installations in a variety of materials.
Born in Ohio, Balazs's family moved to Spokane in the 1940s. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1951 from Washington State College (now Washington State University) in Pullman, Eastern Washington. Many of his works are prominently featured in Spokane's public spaces. He was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 1988. Balazs continued to produce artworks into his late eighties.

Material CategorySculpture - other metals
MediumStainless steel on concrete column
Dimensions8 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in x 4 ft 10 in
ID NumberWSAC1998.003.001
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyMead School District
Artwork LocationMt. Spokane High School
School Courtyard
WA CountySpokane
Site TypePublic School
Address6015 E Mt. Spokane Park Dr.
Mead, WA 99021
Geo. Coordinates47.788738 | -117.322416
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