2012 SculpTour: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Artists & Pieces Announced

What stands 4-foot to 10-foot tall, weighs more than 4,600 pounds cumulatively, and is made mostly of steel, but also aluminum, wood, and bronze?

It’s the 15 public art pieces that comprise the 2012 Suwanee SculpTour.

Presented this year by QuikTrip, SculpTour is Suwanee’s walkable outdoor exhibit of original sculptures. Displayed nearly year-round in and around downtown Suwanee, SculpTour is designed to be a public art encounter that serves as a quality of life enhancer, economic
development tool, and community identifier.

Administered by Suwanee’s Public Arts Commission, the inaugural Suwanee SculpTour exhibit was installed last year. The 2012 exhibit, which features 15 sculptures created by 11 artists, representing Georgia and five other states, will be installed in time for the May 19 Arts in the Park festival.
♦ Pilgrim
BY: Charlie Brouwer of Willis, VA
♦ Audubon Watcher
BY: Jim Collins of Signal Mountain, TN
♦ Intersection
BY: Robert Coon of Vero Beach, FL
♦ U Circle 58
BY: Al Garnto of Blairsville, GA
♦ Weathervane
BY: Al Garnto of Blairsville, GA
♦ Winged Glory
BY: Jack Howard-Potts of NYC
♦ Wallwalker
BY: Jack Howard-Potts of NYC
♦ Oracle
BY: Aaron P. Hussey of Baton Rouge, LA
♦ Header
BY: Gregory Johnson of Cumming, GA
(the only repeat artist from 2011)
♦ Gyres
BY: Cynthia Knapp of Atlanta, GA
♦ Swept
BY: Marc Moulton of Statesboro, GA
♦ Smoke
BY: Marc Moulton of Statesboro, GA
♦ Wrapped Around You
BY: Davis A. Whitfield IV of Mountain City, TN
♦ Sun Drop
BY: Davis A. Whitfield IV of Mountain City, TN
♦ Reaching
BY: Justin Wilson of Riverdale, GA

 

Mother & Child by New Jersey artist Elusia Altman

The Suwanee Public Arts Commission announced the “People’s Choice” Award: Mother & Child by New Jersey artist Elusia Altman. Among the 15 pieces included in the 2011 SculpTour, Mother & Child received the most online and paper ballot votes and has been purchased for $15,000 by the Public Arts Commission as a permanent piece in Suwanee’s public art collection. The minimally detailed sculpture is being recast in bronze and will be displayed in front of City Hall.

 

 

No public funds are used for the lease or purchase of SculpTour pieces.

 

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