Public Art

an outdoor sculpture program

The University of Kentucky Department of Art in partnership with LexArts and the South Hill Group announce "Reclamation" - an outdoor sculputre program and public art exhibition to take form this summer in June 2009. The program and exhibition will benefit graduate students, Lexington and UK equally, giving art students an opportunity to have work put on display in Lexington, providing the community with new pieces of public art, and introducing UK Department of Art to emerging artists to consider for their graduate program.

The exhibit will begin at the doorway of the South Hill neighborhood - at the redevelopment Cigar Flats on Lawrence Street located adjacent to historic Dudley Square. The path of sculptures will then meander through these historic streets toward the courtyard of one of Lexington's newest condo projects, Center Court - also a site for a chosen sculpture. Finally, the exhibition path will turn toward the UK campus as it travels along the Avenue of Champions (Euclid Avenue) highlighting work of current UK students alongside and behind various facilities situated on the street. The sculpture path will conclude at the sculpture garden at the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, where the recently installed sculpture "Coal Pot," by internationally renoned artist El Anatsui, will be featured.

The Exhibit will run through May 2010.

For more information about the program contact Jeremy Colbert, at the UK Department of Art, at jeremycolbert@uky.edu.