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The 2016 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was juried by James K. Johnson and 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. James Johnson, Professor and Chairperson of the Art Department and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University, led the jurying of the 2016 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.

Click Here for information about the 2014 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway.
Click Here for information about the 2015 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway.
  

 

                                                                                                                                                
CALL for ARTISTS: 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The City of Cape Girardeau Public Art Committee is now accepting submissions from qualified sculptors to participate in the 2017 - 2018 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. Now in it’s fourth year, the location of the exhibition will be along the Broadway Corridor, a nine-block span in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Deadline: October 24, 2016  Extended to November 7, at 11:59 pm
Exhibition on Display: April 6, 2016 - April 6, 2017
Juror: Jennifer Torres, www.jentorres.com


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2016 Cape Girardeau Sculpture Exhibition
The Public Art Committee of the City of Cape Girardeau launched the city’s third public art outdoor exhibition on Friday, April 15. The show consists of seven substantial pieces are placed along the Broadway Corridor in Cape Girardeau for one year, culminating in early April 2017.

James Johnson juried the 2016 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, with input from the Public Art Committee; a group that consists of representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Cape Girardeau, and Chris Wubbena, professor of Sculpture at Southeast Missouri State University. Johnson debuted a piece in the 2015 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. He has participated in over 60 juried and invitational exhibitions and has completed numerous public sculptures currently on exhibit throughout the Midwest.

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.

“We are delighted with how the event continues to grow,” said Murielle Gaither, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. “This year, ‘Quill’ by Dan Perry went on permanent display on Broadway and student work has been incorporated into the corner of Sprigg and Broadway thanks to Broadway Prescription. We see great things happening in the realm of Public Art in this community and are grateful to our partners for their commitment.”

Funding for the exhibit was provided by: City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, the National Endowment for the Arts and Old Town Cape.

Media inquiries about the Public Art Committee or Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on Broadway should be directed to Murielle Gaither at 573-334-9233 or director@capearts.org.


2016 ARTISTS

Jacob Burmood
- "Depth of Form" - Springfield, MO

Ben Pierce
- "Hesitant" - Cape Girardeau, MO

Nathan Pierce - "FireHouse" - Cape Girardeau, MO

Bounnak Thammavong - "Sproutling" and "Scribe" - Swisher, IA

Mike Sneller
- "Bromeliad 2" - Cedar Rapids, IA

Will Vannerson - "Borborygmid 6" - Kansas City, MO

JUROR BIOGRAPHY: JAMES JOHNSON

The artistic career of James Johnson spans over 40 years. As a sculptor/artist, he has participated in over 90 regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions, completed numerous Large-scale public sculptures in aluminum and cor-ten steel, ranging in size from 12 to 25 feet in height which are on permanent and temporary exhibit in Kansas, Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Iowa. He has received six grants from state and local institutions to develop glassblowing and bronze casting facilities and was selected as one of five sculptors to participate in a research project at the University of Costa Rica. In addition, he served as an artist-in-residence at Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana, where he designed and fabricated a 17' 2,000 lb. large-scale public sculpture. He was selected as guest instructor at the Texas Tech University summer program in Junction, Texas and the Penland School of Arts and Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. A 1963 graduate of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art, he went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1970. He spent nearly a decade teaching at the University of Kansas and Arkansas State University before making his way to Eastern Illinois University where he served as Professor and Chairperson of the Art Department and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities.

CAPE SCULPTURE in the MEDIA


573 Magazine
 "Art on Broadway" (Article & Video)
Cape Chronicle from
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"
 KRCU | NPR
 Sculptures Sprout Along Broadway for Public Art Exhibition
 Missouri Arts Council
 "10 Arts Adventures to Explore This Summer"
 Southeast Missourian







New Broadway Sculptures Unveiled Friday
Editorial: Cape Downtown to Celebrate Sculptures Tonight
'Quill' Sculpture Gets Permanent Home on Broadway
Cape Native's Sculpture is Peoples Choice
Walking Tour Set for Broadway Sculptures
City Art Panel Plans Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit
Editorial: Cape Girardeau to host public art along Broadway
New Sculptures Dedicated on Broadway
 The Walking Tourists
 "Cape Girardeau Welcomes Sculpture Walk to Downtown Attractions"