Last week, I posted about my piece (Saoirse) that was installed in Knoxville, TN, as part of the Art in Public Places Knoxville and the Dogwood Arts Festival. The exhibit runs from April 6, 2012 – March 8, 2013 and the 26 sculptures that are a part of it can be seen throughout downtown Knoxville and at the McGhee Tyson Airport.
Founded in 2007 by Edward Mannis and Bart Watkins, Art in Public Places Knoxville began as a dream between two friends who were also Board Members of Dogwood Arts. Both men are avid appreciators and collectors of art. Through their travels they had seen impressive public art work exhibited in cities throughout the country and recognized its transformative power to express the soul of a city, enliven the streetscape, and contribute to civic pride. They also believed that large-scale, outdoor art work helped identify a place as an arts destination, thus supporting the entire creative culture of that city. So, why not Knoxville?
All I can say is, thank goodness Knoxville! This year’s exhibit, selected and awarded by internationally acclaimed sculptor John Henry, is amazing and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
Take a look at the other 25 sculptures in the exhibit.
Roger Halligan‘s “Yellow Tail”:
“Separated Together” by Benjamin Pierce:
“Sounds of the Elements” by Hannah Jubran:
“Horse and the Hound” by Jim Collins:
“Ribbon of Steel #6 – Seraphim” by Michael Russell:
Douglas Gruizenga‘s “Turn, Turn, Turn” (2nd place winner):
Mark Krucke‘s “Fortitude”:
“Punctured Infinity” by Jim Parris:
Glenn Zweygardt‘s “Oval Keeper”:
“The Dance” by Davis Andrew Whitfield IV:
“Orator” by Robert Pulley:
Wayne Trapp‘s “Presents Form Heaven”:
“Maiden, Mother, Grandam” by John McLeod:
Jan Chenoweth‘s “Affirmation”:
“Mechanics in Bloom” by Zophia Kneiss:
And of course, as I showed in my previous blog post, the wonderful piece “Vested” by Kyle Lusk:
Unfortunately, because several of the pieces were installed at the airport, I couldn’t get photos. But they include some great pieces, and two award winners, so I am including images of them from the Dogwood Arts Festival website:
“Big Stick” by Bret Price:
Carl Billingsley‘s “Cowl”:
“Three Clouds” by Jenny K. Hager & D. Lance Vickery:
Phil Hathcock‘s “Wind Harp”:
Marvin Tadlock‘s “Got Oil?” (Best of Show):
Ken Thompson‘s “Standing Arch 5”:
Bryan Wilkerson‘s “Faux Rest” (3rd Place):
Bill Wood‘s “Tilt”:
“Kinetic Element is Me” by Andrew Yff: