Updated April 20
With the initial SculpTour venture over, Suwanee officials have named the 15 pieces that will make up Sculptour 2012, the city announced recently.
The walkable, outdoor art exhibit is an effort by the city's Public Arts Commission, which uses art as an economic development tool. QuikTrip is a sponsor of SculpTour 2012. The retailer made a voluntary $20,000 contribution to the Public Arts Fund in connection with its development of a new store in Suwanee.
The 2012 SculpTour 2012 pieces are:
- Pilgrim - by Charlie Brouwer of Willis, Va.;
- Audubon Watcher - Jim Collins of Signal Mountain, Tenn.;
- Intersection - by Robert Coon of Vero Beach, Fla.;
- U Circle 58 - by Al Garnto of Blairsville, Ga.
- Weathervane - by Al Garnto of Blairsville, Ga.
- Winged Glory - by Jack Howard Potter of New York City
- Wallwalker - by Jack Howard Potter of New York City
- Oracle - by Aaron P. Hussey of Baton Rouge, La.
- Header - by Gregory Johnson of Cumming (the only repeat artist from 2011)
- Gyres - by Cynthia Knapp of Atlanta
- Swept - by Marc Moulton of Statesboro, Ga.
- Smoke - by Marc Moulton of Statesboro, Ga.
- Wrapped Around You - by Davis A. Whitfield IV of Mountain City, Tenn.
- Sun Drop - by Davis A. Whitfield IV of Mountain City, Tenn.
- Reaching - by Justin Wilson of Riverdale, Georgia
"We learned a lot from our first year," Suwanee Public Arts Commission Chair Linnea Miller said in a news release, "and we are poised for even greater success and impact in this coming year. ... We believe that this diversity is representative of our vibrant community and offers an opportunity for Suwanee to continue to give its citizens and visitors a unique, shared experience through exposure to the arts."
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The launch for SculpTour 2012 is planned in time for the Arts In The Park event, scheduled for May 19.
As before, the city will be leasing the artworks while they are on display, and public voting will be held to determine the winner. That piece will be purchased by the city for permanent display. And the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau will be providing $10,000 for an audio tour/podcast that will be available on iTunes in July.
All SculpTour funding comes from private donations.