The 2015 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
was juried by the Public Art Committee. This group consisted of representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape
, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce
, and the City of Cape Girardeau
. Chris Wubbena, Professor of Sculpture at Southeast Missouri State University, led the jurying of the 2015 exhibit. He has exceptional experience in creating sculptures, and jurying exhibitions.
By hosting the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway, the Committee hopes to achieve two primary goals: increase the number of arts-related activities within the region and provide an additional revitalization strategy for Old Town Cape.
ARTISTS and SCULPTURES
Listed below are the artists represented in the Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway.
Please click on the sculpture title for more information. This exhibition was juried by Tom Stancliffe.
Andrew Arvanetes - "Home Spun" - Chicago, IL
Mike Baur - "Immigrants" - West Chicago, Illinois
Beth Nybeck - "Splintering" - Kansas City, Missouri
Dan Perry - "Quill" - Waterloo, Illinois
Benjamin Pierce - "Lineage" - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Stephanie Sailer - "Nature's Quintet" - Swisher, Iowa
Chris Wubbena - "Victoria" - Jackson, Missouri
Please stay tuned for more information about each artist and sculpture!
Mike Baur – "Dance" - West Chicago, Illinois
Sarah Deppe - "Lacuna" - Madison, Wisconsin
Kurt Dyrhaug - "Rolling Keel" - Beaumont, Texas
James K. Johnson - "Flint Hills Dreamer" - Charleston, Illinois
Nathan Pierce - "Long Shot" - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Stephanie Sailer – "Awakening" - Swisher, Iowa
Bounnak Thammavong - "Sprout" - Swisher, Iowa
Are you considering purchasing one of the sculptures on exhibit? Our downloadable 2014 Sculpture Price List
makes all of the dimensions, weight, and pricing information available for each sculpture. A 10% Commission will be taken from all sales, and will go towards future exhibits and acquisition of public art. For all sales inquires, please contact the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri by calling (573) 334-9233 or via email
2014 JUROR STATEMENT
"The artists included in this exhibition represent a cross section of contemporary sculpture. From the formal abstraction of Beth Nybeck, to the interwoven narratives of Chris Wubbena and the whimsical constructions of Dan Perry, my intent was to seek works that would best encourage a wide range of interpretations and dialog for this inaugural exhibition. What these artists have in common is a great sensitivity to the integration of form, expression, materials and craft and it was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to select significant works from both early and late career artists for this exhibition."
ABOUT the 2015 JUROR
Chris Wubbena holds a B.F.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, an M.F.A. with an emphasis in Sculpture from San Francisco State University, and is currently a professional sculptor and Associate Professor of Art at Southeast Missouri State University. His work has been exhibited in outdoor and indoor exhibitions throughout the United States, in such exhibitions as Art In Place, Charlottesville, VA; SculptureWalk, Sioux Falls, SD; The 9th Sculpture in the Park Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN; and A Southern Perspective on Prints: 2005 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art. Wubbena has also completed a number of outdoor commissioned projects. The public sculpture titled landmarks, commissioned by Butler County Iowa, was completed for the Rolling Prairie Trail in 2008 and the public sculpture titled Forward, commissioned by Mississippi Power Company, in Gulfport, Mississippi was completed in 2007 to commemorate the work done by Mississippi Power employees during and after the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Wubbena has been awarded various grants for the completion of larger indoor installation projects, including a Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for the completion on Wubbena’s de minimis series and most recently a Grants and Research Funding Committee Grant from Southeast Missouri State University to complete a project titled speaking while listening, which is an expression, through sculptural installation, of the Vietnam/American war and its contemporary relevance.
CAPE SCULPTURE in the MEDIA