Here's a first look at the upcoming batch of outdoor sculptures for this year's Art on the Streets. Don't mind the background on the images, as they have yet to be installed into their new locales.
This year's crop only brings eight works, far fewer than recent years, but there will still be prizes for best-in-show pieces. An awards ceremony and opening reception will be held June 18 (RSVP to 886-0088 by the 11th). This year's juror, Jan Schall, Ph.D., curator of modern and contemporary art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, will also talk on June 17 about one of the 20th century's finest sculptors in a lecture titled "Henry Moore: From Perry Green to Kansas City."
Now, for the works:
- "Archangel" by Alfonso Arambula Robles, set on the southeast corner of Platte Avenue and Tejon Street in Acacia Park.
- "Dreaming Tree" by Joshua Wiener, set for the northwest corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street.
- "Earth Mover" by Michael Brohman, set for the southwest corner of Colorado and Nevada Avenues.
- "Silver Snapdragon" by John King, set for the median of Pikes Peak Avenue between Tejon Street and Nevada Avenue.
- "The Dancing Dawn" by Jeremy Cooper, set for the median on Cascade Avenue at Colorado Avenue.
- "Spores" by Chris Weed, which you've already seen at the FAC, will be set on the grounds of the Pioneers Museum near Nosh.
- Bear with this crummy rendition, but this WILL be "Cloud Dreamer 'Nubes Allucinator'" by LeRad, set for Acacia Park on the Tejon Street side.
- Plans for Kim Christiansen's "Mandalas of the Street," which will go on the northeast corner of Platte Avenue and Tejon Street.