Sculpture at the River Market learned today that the City of Little Rock was awarded Honorable Mention by Arkansas Business for its contribution to promoting public art through its growing collection. To read the article click here.
Sculpture at the River Market is now accepting applications from artists for the
2016 Fine Art Sculpture Show & Sale – April 22-14, 2016
Artist applications will be accepted
September 1, 2015 – January 14, 2016
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!
Open 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.
Merit Award Winners of the 2015 Invitational Sculpture Show & Sale:
Leslie Lehr Daly – “Camdeboo”
Best of Show Award
David David Figueroa – “Aged Bodies”
Nathan Pierce – “Connected”
Tod Switch – “Urban Identity”
Michael Warrick – “Gluttony”
Jared Davis – “Swedish Birch”
Mark Hyde – “Loudest Bird”
Kathleen Caricof – “Onyx Wood Wedge”
Ted Schaal – “Passage”
Photo courtesy of Brian Chilson, Arkansas Times
“PEACE” by Lorri Acott
Sculpture at the River Market’s
Public Art Monument
Sculpture Commission Competition
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
Watch artist Lorri Acott discuss the inspiration for her sculpture, why she loves Little Rock and more,
during the installation.
Downtown Little Rock Partnership
was also there for the installation!