26 new sculptures in Knox, Oak Ridge, Alcoa

Shannon HerronOur Town Arts

In mid-June, Dogwood Arts began installing the 2023-2024 Art In Public Places Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition includes 26 new sculptures selected by jurors Andrea Bailey (Aslan Foundation, Knoxville Public Art Committee) and Desmond Lewis (Artist, Sculpture Lecturer at Yale University). See the new works here.

The Art in Public Places Sculpture Program is an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition on display in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa, TN. The 2023-2024 exhibition includes sculptors from 13 different states across the country: Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Artists included in the exhibition: Luke Atcherberg, Matt Amanta, Steve Buduo, Jose Calabres, Brian Ferriby, Mike Hansel, Richard Herzog, Hanna Jubran, Ray Katz, Harry McDaniel, Richard Morgan, Ben Pierce, Charles Pilkey, Richard Pitts, Mary Ruden, Howard Russo, Kirk Seese, David Skora, Eric Stephenson, Kevin Vanek, Susan Woodford, Chris Wubbena and one TBD.

The sculptures will be on display throughout the greater Knoxville area through June 2024: in Downtown Knoxville (Krutch Park, Emory Place, Maker Exchange, UT Gardens), East Knoxville (Zoo Knoxville, The Muse), West Knoxville (ORNL Federal Credit Union – Northshore Branch), Oak Ridge (American Museum of Science & Energy, Jackson Square, ORNL Federal Credit Union – Oak Ridge Branch), and Maryville/Alcoa (McGhee Tyson Airport). The full exhibition includes 34 sculptures (26 new, 8 on permanent display).

About Art in Public Places:

The Art in Public Places program brings art outside, adding character and beauty to our city streets and spaces. The program includes an annually rotating, outdoor sculpture exhibition and a large-scale mural program that is entering its second year. The sculptures are installed in prominent locations throughout Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Alcoa. Started in 2007 by Eddie Mannis and Bart Watkins, the sculpture program has curated and installed over 290 works of art and gained national recognition as a platform for exhibiting world-class sculptors. The Art in Public Places program is made possible with support from ORNL Federal Credit Union, the City of Knoxville, Prestige Cleaners, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Zoo Knoxville, Tennessee Arts Commission, Downtown Knoxville Alliance, Arts & Culture Alliance, Maker Exchange, and UT Gardens.

Shannon Herron oversees marketing, communications and design services for the 18 annual events and programs of Dogwood Arts.


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