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Art in Roanoke: "The Natural City" Sculpture Exhibit


  • Fri, May 22, 2015 - Wed, Nov 30, 2016

LOCATION: Elmwood Park - 706 S Jefferson St

EVENT CATEGORIES: Outdoor | Elmwood Park

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The City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission announce a third temporary art exhibit in the Art in Roanoke (AIR) program. 10 sculptures will be in place on the new Art Walk in Elmwood Park frpm late May to November 2016. Addressing the theme "The Natural City," the works will be on display for 18 months. The pieces include:

• "Sustain" by Charlie Brouwer of Willis, Va.
• "Cougars and Eagles" by Robert Clements of Athens, Ga.
• "Ask the Fish 2.0" by Stephen Fairfield of St. David, Arizona
• "Descending Night" by Jack Howard-Potter of NYC, N.Y.
• "Life Cycle" by Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, N.C.
• "Peak Between the Trees II" by Mark Krucke of Garner, N.C.
• "Leaf" by Dan Kuehl of Roanoke, Va.
• "Celebration" by Cecilia Lueza of Miami, Fla.
• "Rawrenok" by Anthony Heinz May of Brooklyn, N.Y.
• "Rising Puzzle" by Jacob Smith of Roanoke, Va.

"One thing that makes this exciting is that four of the sculptures
have yet to be created," said Susan Jennings, the city's arts and
culture coordinator. "Dan Kuehl, Cecilia Lueza, Jacob Smith, and
Anthony May will all start working on their pieces soon.  May's work
will be created from trees saved from the Elmwood Park Restoration.
That wood has been in storage, and we are all excited to see his
plans for it."

During Festival in the Park, May 22-24, viewers will have a chance to
vote on their favorite piece. The winning artist will receive a
People's Choice Award and a $1,000 check. A website is being set up
for voting and paper ballots will be distributed over the course of
the festival.

The Public Art Program is funded by a Percent for Art ordinance,
established by the city as a way to fund art to reflect its vibrancy
and enliven public spaces. The funds come from one percent of certain
items within the city's annual capital improvement budget.

For more information, or to obtain images of the works, please
contact Susan Jennings at susan.jennings@roanokeva.gov or

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