2014-15 Sculpture Competition

Corps de Ballet

Corps de Ballet

Artist: Michael Bednar, Charlottesville, VA
Media: Steel plate
Location: WCYB Plaza

Dancers in a ballet company who perform together are known as the corps de ballet. This composition expresses this concept with four twisting figures of folded steel plate in pastel colors.

Michael Bednar Michael Bednar, FAIA is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the University of Virginia where he taught for forty years. For the last decade he has created abstract wood and steel sculptures exhibiting throughout Virginia and Washington, DC. The focus of his work is spatial concepts, analogies and figuration utilizing geometric expression.

Visit bednar.artspan.com to learn more about Michael Bednar.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Artist: Dalia Delanuez, Greenville, SC
Media: Stainless steel
Location: Bristol Tennessee Courthouse

This piece imitates the fluttering of motion of the humming bird. It also imitates the iridescence of the feathers when light touches their wings.

Dalia Delanuez Born and raised in Honduras, Dalia Delanuez has lived in the US for the past fifteen years. She enjoys working with sculpture and three-dimensional structures, combining these techniques with her knowledge of painting, printmaking, and photography.

Delanuez is currently a senior BFA student at Converse College in the Spartanburg, SC, and is the recipient of the 2014-2015-studio space at the Main Street Cooperative Artist, sponsored by Converse College Art Department. Her work has been displayed in group exhibitions at Greenville Technical College, River Works Gallery, and Spartanburg Public Library. Delanuez was one of eight artists selected to be part of the permanent collection in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She was also part of Public Art Installations “No Vacancies,” organized by the Chapman Cultural Center of Spartanburg SC.

Indian Summer

Indian Summer

Artist: Cathy Perry, Chocowinity, NC
Media: Steel
Location: Anderson Park

"Indian Summer" expresses the yearly harvest that my five sisters and I helped with each year on the family farm. Steel rods are manipulated, woven, and twisted together to represent specific points in my childhood memories. The colors are a reflection of the fruits that were our favorites, from the sun kissed hues of the Golden Delicious apples to the multitude of reds the strawberries put on a show each year. Life on the farm was an annual cycle of harvest from one fruit and vegetable to the next. Of course my younger sister and I helped out in different ways than hoeing the garden. We would always help pick whatever fruit was in season. Eating most of what we picked never allowed for a full pail.

Cathy Perry Cathy Perry finished her Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from East Carolina University in May 2014. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and a Bachelor of Arts in Weaving from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lindsey Wilson College, Scottsville, Kentucky. Her work consists of bronze and aluminum cast sculptures and large outdoor fabricated steel sculptures. She intends to continue teaching sculpture and art foundation courses along with creating her art.

Tractor Fin

Tractor Fin

Artist: Kurt Dyrhaug, Beaumont, TX
Media: Cypress and steel
Location: Anderson Park

Dyrhaug's work employs agricultural and aeronautical imagery taken from his experiences living in Minnesota and Southeast Texas. His work recalls the mechanical forms and functions of elements from industry as well as iconic images with new associations and meanings. Reconstructing these familiar forms holds the potential for creating a variety of enigmatic and suggestive propositions that solicit interpretation.

Kurt DyrhaugBorn in Great Lakes, Illinois, Kurt Dyrhaug lives and works in Beaumont Texas. In 1993, Dyrhaug received his MFA from the University of Minnesota and his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1989.

Dyrhaug's work has been exhibited throughout the United States including one-person shows at the Galveston Art Center, Dishman Art Museum, Lawrence University, and the University of Dallas. Dyrhaug’s sculpture is represented in the collections of Del Mar College, Dishman Art Museum, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. His work has been included in shows at The Kemp Center for the Arts, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center.

Visit www.kurtdyrhaug.com to learn more about Kurt Dyrhaug.