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7 Reasons to Experience Public Art in Cape Girardeau

Discover public art in Cape Girardeau on Friday, April 4th, when the city’s first public art outdoor exhibition is unveiled!  Here are seven reasons why you should take a stroll down Broadway to experience Cape Girardeau’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition:

1.  “Splintering” by Beth Nybeck, who lives in Kansas City and is living her dream creating large- and small-scale metal sculptures.  She’s no stranger to public art and has pieces in parks, airports, cities and college campuses. Nybeck’s website has an extensive portfolio of her sculptures, and “Splintering” will be located at Broadway and Pacific.  

2.  “Quill” by Dan Perry, who is from Waterloo, Illinois and has created work for the National Special Olympics.  His sculpture will be located on Broadway between Sprigg and Frederick Streets, and you can take a look at some of his past public art sculptures here.  

3.  “Natures Quintet” by Stephanie Sailer from Swisher, Iowa.  Sailer’s sculptures have been featured in public art across the country, learn more about her past pieces here.  

4.  “Lineage” by Ben Pierce, which will be installed on Broadway between Middle and Fountain Streets. Pierce is a Cape Girardeau local; here’s a gallery of other large-scale sculptures he’s created.  

5.  “Victoria” by Chris Wubbena.  Wubbena is head of the sculpture area at Southeast Missouri State University here in Cape Girardeau.  His sculpture is an honorary submission in the Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition as Wubbena is the exhibition founder.  See what else Wubbena is up to here.

6.  “Home Spun” by Andy Arvanetes will have a home on Broadway in between Fountain & Lorimier Streets for the duration of the Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition (April 2014-April 2015). Arvanetes has been a professional sculptor since 1985 and hails from Chicago.  Get a feel for some of his other works here.  

7.  “Immigrants” by Mike Baur.  Baur feels that “weight, stability and permanence” are important to him and they are integral elements of his sculpture work.  His sculpture will be located on Broadway between Lorimier and Spanish streets.  Learn more about Baur here.  

Installation of the above seven sculptures will take place April 2 and 3, and you’re invited to celebrate the grand opening on Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. on the Vasterling Suites Courtyard (Broadway and Fountain Streets).  Sculptures will be on display until early April 2015, and the exhibition is curated by juror Tom Stancliffe, Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa.

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