With a record crowd in attendance on a beautiful spring evening, Sculpture at the River Market’s Preview Party kicked off the weekend-long 2016 Sculpture Show & Sale. Little Rock’s River Market Pavilions served as the venue for the sculpture of 48 artists from Arkansas and beyond, while several hundred art enthusiasts perused and purchased sculpture. Two jazz bands played throughout the night as guests visited with the artists while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations from 6:30-9:30pm.
Preview Party guests were given the opportunity to select their top three favorites proposals from the seven semifinalists listed below for Sculpture at the River Market’s 6th Public Art Monument Commission Competition ($60,000-$80,000). At 9PM that evening, the three finalists were announced,
Craig Campbell “The Graduate”
Kathleen Caricof “Enlightenment” – Finalist
Clay Enoch “United”- Winner
Denny Haskew “Strength to Endure” – Finalist
Kevin Kresse “Thirst”
Kevin Robb “For the Love of Books”
Stephen Shachtman “Ten Monoliths”
The winning sculpture proposal, “United,” was announced Sunday April 24 at 3PM. For additional information about Clay Enoch, and the sculpture which will be placed on the campus of Little Rock Central High School in 2017 click here.
To see many more photos of the 2016 Preview Party, click the photograph above.