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2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

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Artists Represented in the 2014 Exhibit

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Andy Arvanetes – "Home Spun" - Chicago, Illinois

Mike Baur – "Immigrants" - West Chicago, Illinois

Beth Nybeck – "Splintering" - Kansas City, Missouri

Dan Perry – "Quill" - Waterloo, Iowa

Ben Pierce – "Lineage" - Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Stephanie Sailer – "Nature's Quintet" - Swisher, Iowa

Chris Wubbena – "Victoria" - Jackson, Missouri

Cape City Chronicle
 "Public Art Coming to Cape" (Video)
 KFVS 12
"Cape Girardeau Announces Inaugural Outdoor sculpture Exhibition"
"Outdoor Sculptures on Display in Downtown Cape Girardeau"
 Sculptures Sprout Along Broadway for Public Art Exhibition
 Southeast Missourian
City Art Panel Plans Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Editorial: Cape Girardeau to host public art along Broadway
New Sculptures Dedicated on Broadway

project overview

The inclusion of more art in public spaces around Cape Girardeau began as an initiative in 2012. A Public Art Committee consisting of two local artists and representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Cape Girardeau developed a public art policy, giving a framework to managing and increasing public art in Cape Girardeau.

Mr. Tom Stancliffe led the Public Art Committee in the jurying process.Stancliffe has exceptional experience in creating sculptures, jurying exhibitions, and assisting communities in arts development strategies.Upon City Council approval of the policy, the effort to host an outdoor sculpture exhibition began, culminating in the exhibition that today graces Broadway.

By hosting the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, 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.

View the 2014-2015 Cape Sculpture Prospectus

about the juror 

Tom Stancliffe

Tom Stancliffe, originally from the Chicago area, is a sculptor who now lives and maintains a large studio in rural New Hartford, Iowa.  In the early 1990’s he shifted the scale and venues for his work from galleries and museums to outdoor public spaces.  He is best known for his large scale sculptures of bronze or stainless steel that find expression in both the historical and environmental context of a given site.  He has completed over twenty commissioned works for public art collections throughout Iowa and across the nation.  He is a Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa and serves on multiple civic Public Art Committees.