Thanks to actress Melissa Joan Hart for Instagramming one of our sculptures today – “Rabbit Reach” by Tim Cherry.

She is in town filming and posted this picture on Instagram. “Rabbit Reach” was a gift from Whitlow Wyatt and the Carey Cox Wyatt Charitable Foundation. It was given in memory of George Wyatt and Frank Kumpuris, who were the fathers of Whitlow Wyatt and Dean & Drew Kumpuris. Cherry’s bronze sculpture is located at the corner of President Clinton Avenue and Sherman Street, across from the Museum of Discovery.

Cherry’s bronze sculpture was selected for this spot because of its proximity to children at the Museum in the River Market district. The design and size of the sculpture encourages children (and adults) to climb on it and to play around the rabbit.

Melissa, thanks for the shout out! Enjoy Little Rock and send us a selfie with one of the sculptures!

rabbit

Open Window SchaalOpen Window, created by Ted Schaal, was the winning design for Sculpture at the River Market’s 2013 Monument Commission Competition. You can find Ted’s bronze and mirror-polished stainless steel sculpture along the south bank of the Arkansas River between the Junction Bridge and First Security Amphitheater.

Ted said, “The phrase ‘God doesn’t close a door without opening a window’ inspired the conceptual design of this contemporary sculpture. The stainless steel orb represents that moment of grace when one recognizes the opportunity to move on from a particular situation of life. Gold leaf is used to embellish the Window.”  The sculpture was installed in May 2015.

Country star Tim McGraw performed in Little Rock last week. We happened to catch his tweet. Thanks Tim…we hope you were able to see all of the collection while you were in town!TM

Merit Award Winners of the 2015 Invitational Sculpture Show & Sale: 

Leslie Lehr Daly – “Camdeboo” – Grand Prize Award

David David Figueroa – “Aged Bodies”

"Aged Bodies"

Nathan Pierce – “Connected”

"Connected"

Tod Switch – “Urban Identity”

"Urban Identity"

 

 

Michael Warrick – “Gluttony”

"Gluttony"

Jared Davis – “Swedish Birch”

Mark Hyde – “Loudest Bird”

"Loudest Bird"

Darrell Davis – “Big Deer”Darrell D Davis

Kathleen Caricof – “Onyx Wood Wedge”

"Onyx Wood Wedge"

 

Ted Schaal – “Passage”

"Passage"

 

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Preview Party 2015

March 19, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Preview Party!

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Bronze & Brewskis 2015

March 19, 2015

An ARTful Afterparty for young professionals!

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Photo courtesy of Brian Chilson, Arkansas Times

“PEACE” by Lorri Acott

2014 Winner

of

Sculpture at the River Market’s

Public Art Monument

Sculpture Commission Competition

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Artist Lorri Accott looks upward at her sculpture, “PEACE”

Photos from today’s installation

January 26, 2015 | 8:00 AM

2nd & Main St. | Little Rock, AR

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Watch artist Lorri Acott discuss the inspiration for her sculpture, why she loves Little Rock and more,

during the installation.

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Downtown Little Rock Partnership

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

JANUARY 15, 2015

8TH ANNUAL SCULPTURE SHOW & SALE

APRIL 24-26, 2015

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UP TO $60,000 PUBLIC ART COMMISSION COMPETITION

EXCLUSIVELY OPEN TO ARTISTS JURIED INTO THE SHOW & SALE

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“Through the Looking Glass”

 

Through the Looking Glass

Mark Leichliter’s sculpture, “Through the Looking Glass,” was dedicated on October 27, 2014.

The City of Little Rock hosted a dedication ceremony to commemorate the installation of a new monument-size sculpture in the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden, on October 27, 2014. Titled “Through the Looking Glass,” the sculpture stands 12-feet wide and eight-feet tall. The stainless steel piece by sculptor Mark Leichliter features convex hexagons with a mirror finish on one side, while the hexes on the opposite side are flat. “Through the Looking Glass” was underwritten by Entergy and Kay Arnold, former vice president of Public Affairs for Entergy. Entergy  honored Kay Arnold, and she honored her late husband, Judge Richard S. Arnold. The City also dedicated a new playground in honor of Margaret Clark, a long-time supporter of public art in Little Rock’s downtown.

When asked what his inspiration was for the piece, Liechliter said,

“I was trying to have a way for Little Rock to see itself … I messed with the idea of reflections.  On one side, it has a reflection that’s a single [piece]. It represents the community and how it works as a whole.

“On the other side, it’s all broken up into individual [pieces] and that represents the individuals of the community and how they work together to make it work.”

 

Leichliter intended to orient the piece parallel to the Arkansas River so that the river is visible through the sculpture’s negative space. Viewers can see reflections of themselves in the piece, with the City of Little Rock behind them. The sculpture’s similarity to a honeycomb reinforces the significance of community and societal connection.


 

Above: View of the sculpture from the back.

 Above: View of the sculpture from the back.

Artist Mark Leichliter (left), and Kay Arnold (right) stand behind the newly dedicated sculpture.

Artist Mark Leichliter (left) and donor, and honoree, Kay Arnold (right) stand behind the newly dedicated sculpture.

Dean Kumpuris made remarks about the sculpture, and its importance to the Sculpture Garden.

 Dean Kumpuris remarks about the sculpture, and its importance to Sculpture at the River Market’s public art collection.

Margaret Clark (left), stands with Dean Kumpuris (center) and his wife Mary (right).

Margaret Clark (left), stands with Dr. Dean Kumpuris (center) and his wife, Mary (right).

The artist's concept drawing.

The artist’s concept drawing.

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