Suwanee Georgia Sculptour
Today, we got out into the community and checked out some local events. One of the events that we stopped by was the Sculptour.
Suwanee Georgia Sculptour’s Artists
Swinging II by Jack Howard-Potter
Jack’s work is motivated by his study of human anatomy. He builds large scale figures out of steel and has been on display throughout the world in outdoor sculpture parks, galleries, and public art exhibits like the Suwanee Georgia Sculptour.
Mr. Eggwards by Kimber Fiebiger
Mr. Eggwards, the most dapper of all humpties, is ready for any social engagement that passes his way. His charm and class are sure to win you over. This sculpture is made from bronze, is under 4 feet tall, and weighs about 200 pounds.
Woman with Child by Michael Russell
This piece is the eighth piece in a series by Michael called The Ribbon of Steel. Using welding techniques passed down by his father, Michael creates fabricated ribbons of steel in such a way that it’s very pleasing to the eye. This piece at Suwanee Georgia Sculptour was 7 feet tall and weighs about 850 pounds.
Why Support the Suwanee Georgia Sculptour?
After we researched the Sculptour some more, we found that Suwanee’s goals to become a more vibrant and thriving community is based on its push for art within and throughout the community. As stated on the Suwanee Georgia Sculptour website:
“Believing that public art plays a significant role in helping to create a wholesome, well-rounded, vibrant community and serves the common good, Suwanee City Council established the Public Arts Commission in 2008. The Public Arts Commission was charged with enhancing the quality of life in Suwanee through public art.
Suwanee is already an “excellent” or “good” place to live, according to 97% of residents who were surveyed in 2008. Still, we believe that Suwanee can be a world-class community. A key factor in taking Suwanee to the next level, in achieving that kind of quality of life, is a commitment to the arts. Indeed, public art is essential to creating a truly vibrant community. As so aptly put by the Lakewood (Ohio) Is Art organization: “A city with public art is a city that thinks, feels, and grows.” “
Join Sculptour and become a part of the community. Hope to see you there next year.