Monday, July 25, 2016 08:00 AM

NEW OUTDOOR SCULPTURES INSTALLED IN DOWNTOWN CARY

Sculptures from all over the world – some in shining steel and some in smooth marble – were assembled by hand and by crane around Cary Town Hall campus July 15 for this year’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

The annual art show has been put on by non-profit public art organization Cary Visual Art in partnership with the Town of Cary for the past nine years. Artists submit applications and are chosen by a jury.

This year’s show features works from eight different artists from as far away as Israel. Getting space in the show is competitive. Catherine Howard, executive director of Cary Visual Art, said more than 80 artists applied to have their sculptures shown in locations surrounding Cary Town Hall, from Chapel Hill Road to Chatham Street.

“This is our most colorful and engaging outdoor sculpture exhibition ever,” Howard said.

Jack Howard-Potter, a New-York born steel sculptor, applied for the exhibition multiple times before he was finally chosen to be featured this year – and he also won best in show.

“They’ve always done a really great show with really great artists and great sculptures.” he said. “The locations are really good. The support of the town is ...

News source: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/cary-news/article91368087.html

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