2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Download the Official Brochure, including information about the exhibit, about the artists, and a map of sculpture locations.
Artists Represented in the 2014 Exhibit
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Andy Arvanetes – "Home Spun" - C
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
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, 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.