New Exhibit Coming!
The 2017-19 SculpTour exhibit is currently in the installment stage. All new artwork is expected to be on display by May 8, 2017. Please join us for the official officially kick off at the SculpTour Sip & See event on May 20. This new event will include guided wine tours of the art and an opportunity to meet some of the featured artists and discuss their work, as well as a performance of Memphis by the Aurora Theatre on the Town Center stage.
Have you HERD?
The votes are in, and the 2015-17 Suwanee SculpTour People's Choice winner is…The Herd by Phil Proctor! The Suwanee Public Arts Commission, using donated funds, will purchase the eight charming goats that reside near the cemetery at the corner of Buford Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, making them the newest additions to Suwanee's permanent art collection.
Fabricated out of steel and weighing about 100 pounds each, Atlanta artist Proctor says that The Herd symbolizes the concept of awareness. All of the goats – save one – have their faces to the ground, seeing only what is in front of their noses. One goat raises his head to experience the beauty of his surroundings.
"All too often we find ourselves immersed in work, worry, or just the everyday tasks of life and our awareness of self and our place becomes clouded," said Proctor. "The Herd is a reminder to look up and remember what's really important."
The Herd isn't the only sculpture being given an extended stay – fan favorites Dancer XX and Friends have been retained for a second round of SculpTour. The artists of these two pieces – Jack Howard-Potter and Nnamdi Okonkwo, respectively – were selected as prize winners by the Public Art Commission, along with:
Jonanthan Bowling - Corey
Andrew T. Crawford – Sunflower Gate
Benson Sculpture – Love Hurts
Hanna Jubran – The Three Muses
SculpTour has brought a total of 79 sculptures to a walkable one-mile area of downtown Suwanee during its past four installations, as well as 14 permanent pieces owned by the City and artworks that have been purchased privately through the City's voluntary one percent-of-construction-costs-for-developers program.