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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.

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

  

 


ARTISTS and SCULPTURES



Listed below are the artists represented in the 2015 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on Broadway.

2015
Please click on the sculpture title for more information. This exhibition was juried by Chris Wubbena.


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


Purchase:

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 in the 2014 Exhibition. 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.

More information regarding purchasing sculptures from the 2015 exhibition is available on the individual webpages and will be made available in a pdf format soon.

JUROR STATEMENT

“This year’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is a collection of varying themes, unique forms, and diverse artists. Each sculpture is, in it’s own way, an exploration and celebration of physical space. Whether it’s the expansive protrusions of Nathan Pierce’s Longshot, the dense constructed aggregate of Mike Baur’s Dance, the upward growing conglomerate of Sarah Deppe’s Lacuna, or the proud negative space of James K. Johnson’s Flint Hills Dreamer, the sculptures together create a unified texture along Cape Girardeau’s Broadway Corridor – a texture that is rich, honest, and earthy. Selecting such a cohesive and dynamic exhibition of such quality artists has truly been an honor and delight.”
                                                                                                                                                                                        -Chris Wubbena


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


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







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 The Walking Tourists
 "Cape Girardeau Welcomes Sculpture Walk to Downtown Attractions"