Archive for Saturday, May 13, 2006

Artists’ sculptures installed downtown

May 13, 2006


Artists from Lawrence and across the country spent Friday afternoon delivering the next batch of pieces for the city's Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition.

The eight sculptures will be installed downtown in time for a walking tour at 5:30 p.m. May 27. The juror for this year's exhibition, Terry Oldham, director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Mo., will lead the tour.

Artists include Andrew Hadle and Bounnak Thammavong, both of Lawrence; Steve Janesko, of Tonganoxie; Joseph Castle, of Bellevue, Idaho; Andrew Connelly, of Placerville, Calif.; Jerry Cowger, of Waterloo, Iowa.

Artist Jerrod Nickelson of Hill City, pictured above, helped install his sculpture Friday.


bankboy119 11 years, 11 months ago

So do these sculptures look as bad as the rest of the crap or are they something decent?

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 11 months ago

chances are they are just as bad and how much are we (the city) paying for this anyway

Richard Heckler 11 years, 11 months ago

Marion I know a woman who recently moved to a rather "nice and new" part of town and is using old car parts scattered about in her yard as yard art. Yep she makes runs to a salvage yard.

It might be time for a new undertaking so fire up your welder and get on with it.

anonimiss 11 years, 11 months ago

I'm offended. You can't just throw a bunch of junk together and call it art. In order for it to be art, you have to make something up about how it represents your anger, or the battle between different cultures, or something like that. And you have to give it a wierd title.

Example: A bunch a car parts welded together could represent the dissarray that the US is in because of its dependence on transportation, oil, and thus other countries. It's title could be "OPEC's Statue of Liberty", and make up some stuff about what it means. Only then would it be truely art. Oh yeah, you have to dress wierd also. And smelling wierd and talking wierd probably wouldn't hurt.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 11 months ago

okay Marion [biosolidsman] that then begs the question: if one were doing yard art to represent the current city commission, what would that art consist of, what would the narration for it read, and what would be the pricetag?

a rusted roundabout, with two kids on bikes going the right way around it, confronted by three on trikes going the wrong way? "and thus, our city commission, as the sun sets slowly in the west."

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