SculptureTucson, the local non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Arizona’s cultural landscape through the placement of sculpture in public spaces; establishing a public sculpture park; and becoming a resource for diverse artists and art collectors, is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of its new sculpture park. Large-scale works will be on exhibit from Saturday, February 13th through Sunday, July 4th, 2021 throughout the park's sprawling two acres adjacent to the organization’s headquarters at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park located at 3420 East River Road.
“We are thrilled to debut our new Sculpture Park in the New Year,” says Barbara Grygutis, Board President with SculptureTucson. “This exhibition is at the very heart of our mission to build support of large scale art through placing sculpture in public spaces, and we hope the community will enjoy seeing it as much as we have enjoyed orchestrating it.”
In celebration, SculptureTucson is hosting an outdoor, spatially distanced event during the opening weekend of the exhibition including a sculptural performance by Jimmy Descant. Following, the exhibition will be open to the public for viewing by appointment Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, July 4, 2021. All sculptures on display are available for sale by artist. Contact: Ryan Hill at email@example.com to make an appointment.
Featured artists displaying large-scale works include Rotraut Moquay, Fred Borcherdt, Al Glann, Kevin Caron, Steven Derks, Willie Ray Parish, Jeff Timan, Elizabeth Frank, Hector Ortega, Greg Corman, Pat Frederick, Jonquil LeMaster, Julia Arriola, Adrian Wall, Joy Fox McGrew, Jimmy Descant, Peter Eisner, Joan Waters, John Nelson, and Barbara Jo Borch. Many of these are also artists that have participated in SculptureTucson’s Sculpture on the Street program, which partners with Tucson businesses to place large-scale art along highly-trafficked roads and in outdoor public venues for all to enjoy while driving through town.
SculptureTucson is currently adding to the list of artists exhibiting their works in the inaugural Sculpture Park exhibition. For updates or to learn more about the organization and it events, visit https://sculpturetucson.org/sculpture-park/.
About SculptureTucson: SculptureTucson, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was formed by local artists and entrepreneurs Barbara Grygutis, Steve Kimble and Jeff Timan to promote professional development for sculptors and enhance Arizona’s cultural landscape through public art projects, workshops and the creation of a sculpture museum park in Tucson. Since then the organization has developed the annual SculptureTucson Festival Show & Sale, which has become the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in Arizona, attracting visitors from around the country, boosts the local economy, and helps local artists make a living through their craft. For more: https://sculpturetucson.org/sculpture-park/