2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
The 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition was juried by the Public Art Committee that consisted of two local artists and representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cape Girardeau. By hosting the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway, the Public Art Committee hopes to increase the number of arts-related activities within the region and provide an additional revitalization strategy for Old Town Cape.
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people's choice award
photo from 573 magazine
The Public Art Committee is excited to announce that Ben Pierce is the recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” for the 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway. Pierce’s piece “Lineage” received the most votes during an open poll spanning two months on the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s website.
Pierce is a Cape Girardeau native who has shown his work nationally. His resume includes outdoor sculpture exhibits in Tennessee, Kansas and Indiana. Pierce, a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, says the piece “Lineage” was the pioneer sculpture in a series by the same title.
Through this series, Pierce explored his family’s history, and showcased the skills and trade that have come to define his family. The inclusion of brick within Pierce’s sculpture is more than a design decision. Pierce states, “it relates to my family background, but also the linear and geometric qualities accentuate my personal design aesthetic.”
sculptures & artists
Listed below are the artists represented in the 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway. Please click the artist name for more information about the artist and sculpture.
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
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.
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.
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.
View the 2014-2015 Cape Sculpture Prospectus.