Recently, while driving through downtown, I noticed something new. Someone had erected some pretty cool sculptures and I couldn’t resist stopping to take a closer look. It turns out the pieces are part of a sculpture trail, a collection of 28 pieces from 15 accomplished artists on display at six different locations around Huntsville, Alabama.
Modeled similarly to Chattanooga, Tennessee’s sculpture trail and public art, SPACES Bienniel Sculpture Trail will be on display until August 2012. Installations are located Downtown on the Square, at the Huntsville Museum of Art, the Von Braun Center, Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center and the campuses of UAHuntsville, and Alabama A & M University.
Brochures are available at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention Center with maps of the sculpture trail also available for download at the Spaces website.
There is a GPS tour and a Cell Phone Tour available which you can access by calling 256-489-2088 and entering the number of the sculpture.
Here are some of the sculptures we saw downtown:
And my personal favorite:
…and this is hope (#1 and #2)
Created by internationally known artist and sculptor, Charles Brouwer, this piece is constructed out of locust wood, a hard wood that holds up to the elements. His sculpture symbolizes the hope that he finds in families that rise to the challenge of raising children in today’s world.
I can’t wait for a nice day so the kids and I can get out of the house and and appreciate some more incredible works of art.