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Exhibition Opens: “Out of the Box”
October 2, 2015
The second installment of JCSM’s biennial Out of the Box exhibition will open this fall with contemporary sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole serving as juror. Eleven new sculptures were selected for installation on the museum’s grounds from among nationwide submissions. Three top prizewinners will be chosen from those finalists for recognition during the Museum Homecoming Tailgate on October 2, from 3 to 7 pm. Museum visitors will once again be wowed by large-scale works sited along the Lethander Art Path (LAP) around JCSM’s lake and in the field at the southern end of the building. All works will remain on view for a full year.
The inaugural, 2013 competition received more than 120 submissions from nearly 70 artists and led to the addition of two new works for the museum’s growing permanent collection of outdoor sculpture. This year’s exhibition promises to continue that success with contemporary, exciting works for our juror to consider and for our visitors’ enjoyment. It is our aim for Out of the Box to continue to grow and advance support and appreciation for outdoor sculpture in our community.
Out of the Box is made possible in part with funds provided by Julian Robert Haynes, in memory of Dr. Lucile McGehee Haynes, Grace and David E. Johnson, and the Susan Phillips Educational Gift Fund.
A portion of the finalists’ honoraria for the 11 finalists is supported by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.