Sculpture show announces People’s Choice Award

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Todd Frahm’s sculpture “Basin & Range” has received the Bull City Sculpture Show’s People’s Choice Award.

Frahm’s sculpture is among 12 now on view. Most sculptures will remain on view until Oct. 26. Frahm’s sculpture, located in American Tobacco, just north of the Lucky Strike Tower, will remain on view until April 2015.
“This is such great news” Frahm stated in a release about the award. “The whole Bull City Sculpture Show was such a great experience from start to finish.
The Asheville artist designed his sculpture to be a reminder that some of the highest mountain ranges in the world, including Mt. Everest, are composed of marine limestone. In his artist’s statement, Frahm said he wants this sculpture “to start a quiet conversation about time.”
Later this summer, Liberty Arts, which is presenting the show, will announce which sculpture will be purchased for permanent placement in Durham. Liberty Arts has $15,000 available for purchase of a sculpture.
The Bull City Sculpture Show, the first of what organizers plan to be an annual event, opened in May. Organizers looked at submissions from artists from throughout the United States and narrowed the number to 12. The sculptures have been placed in and around downtown Durham, as far north as West Corporation Street and as far south as the New County Courthouse Plaza on Dillard Street.
Other sculptures in this show are Gary Gresko’s steel structure “Transponder,” Ann Alexander’s cedar and ceramic structure “Accretion,” and Mike Roig’s steel structure “Twist of Fate.”
Liberty Arts is a non-profit metal sculpture facility that operates a sculpture studio in the Cordoba Center for the Arts and a foundry in the George Watts Hill Pavilion in Durham Central Park.
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