If you’ve been to Suwanee Town Center Park lately, you might have asked yourself, “Where did all those new statues and sculptures around Town Center come from?” The answer, they are apart of the Suwanee’s 2011 SculpTour that officially kicked off with the Arts in the Park Festival on May 21, 2011.

What is SculpTour

SculpTour is a public art initiative that features a walkable exhibit of original sculptures displayed outdoor around Suwanee Town Center Park.

The 2011 SculpTour features 15 new pieces from both local artists and artists from around the country. They are added to some existing pieces already being displayed around Town Center. The initiative is funded through grants and private donations. Voting will take place online and the favorite sculpture will become a part of the City of Suwanee’s permanent collection.

More information about SculpTour can be found at the Suwanee website along with a map to see where each sculpture is located around Town Center Park.

Sculptures on Display

Here is the list of sculptures currently on display, along with a picture, artist info and sculpture details. Some of these are already apart of the City of Suwanee’s permanent art collection. A photo gallery with different photos of various pieces can be found at the bottom of the article.

Intrusion

Artist: Harry McDaniel
Resides In: Asheville, NC
Materials: Steel, Aluminum and Powder Coat Paint
Weight: 600lbs
Dimensions: 7.5′ x 9′ x 4.5′

Ribbon Dance

Artist: Jennifer Freeman
Resides In: Johns Creek, GA
Materials: Fiberglass Substrate and Moasic
Weight: 80lbs
Dimensions: 5′ x 30″ x 30″

Sunset

Artist: Gus and Lina Ocamposilva
Resides In: Clearwater, FL
Materials: Welded Steel
Weighs: 200lbs
Dimensions: 84″ x 120″ x 22″

Shimmering Echoes

Artist: Koryn Rolstad
Resides In: Seattle, WA

This is a part of Suwanee’s permanent art collection

Mother & Child

Artist: Eluisa Altman
Resides In: Bogota, NJ
Materials: Resin
Weighs: 78lbs
Dimensions: 33″ x 31″ x 12.5″

Bright Ideas 2

Artist: Lori Sturgess
Resides In: Roswell, GA
Materials: Scrap Steel and Perforated Sheet Metal
Weighs: 200lbs
Dimensions: 8.5′ x 2.5′ x 2.5′

Arachnid

Artist: Damon Lusky
Resides In: Dawsonville, GA
Weighs: 200lbs
Dimensions: 2′ x 3′ x 10′

Free Spirit

Artist: Jennifer Freeman
Resides In: Johns Creek, GA
Materials: Fiberglass, Cement Substrate and Mosaic
Weighs: 60lbs
Dimensions: 4′ x 4′ x 4

Sunbeam II

Artist: Sydney Atkinson
Resides In: Woodstock, GA
Materials: Painted Steel
Weighs: 300lbs
Dimensions: 5.5′ x 21″ x 27

Catching the Wind

Artist: Gregory Johnson
Resides In: Cumming, GA
Materials: Bronze with a Granite Base
Weighs: 225lbs
Dimensions: 96″ x 26″ x 36″

Magic Rain

Artist: Gus and Lina Ocamposilva
Resides In: Clearwater, FL
Materials: Welded Steel
Weighs: 150lbs
Dimensions: 134″ x 34″ x 18″

Amne

Artist: Harry Zmijewski
Resides In: Buford, GA
Materials: Recycled Car Bumpers
Weighs: 500lbs
Dimensions: 15′ x 7′ x 7′

Dreams of Flying

Artist: Harry Zmijewski
Resides In: Buford, GA
Materials: Reynobond and Steel
Weighs: 175lbs
Dimensions: 8′ x 10′ x 8′

Playtown Cows

Artist: Community Created/Atlanta CowParade

This is a part of Suwanee’s permanent art collection

Deconstructed Bolt

Artist: Andrew Crawford
Resides In: Atlanta, GA
Materials: Galvanized Steel
Weighs: 190lbs
Dimensions: 89″ x 12″ x 12″

Prayer Booth

Artist: Dylan Mortimer
Resides In: Kansas City, MO
Materials: Aluminum, Vinyl and Plastic
Weighs: 100lbs
Dimensions: 110″ x 21″ x 24″

Sticks 7

Artist: Dennis Primm
Resides In: Buford, GA
Materials: Metal
Weighs: 200lbs
Dimensions: 7.5′ x 3.6′ x 2.6′

Suwanee Stage Mural

Artist: Sonny Franks and other 2006 Dixie Letterhead Participants

This is a part of Suwanee’s permanent art collection

Commemorative Obelisk

Dedication of Town Center Park

This is a part of Suwanee’s permanent art collection

Questions about the Sculptures

Q.) How long will these sculpture be displayed around Town Center Park?
A.) They will be on display until March 2012 and will be replaced with new ones

Q.) When and where do we vote on our favorite sculptures?
A.) Voting will start in July and be help on a webpage on Suwanee’s main website

Q.) Why are we voting again?
A.) The winning piece will be added to the City of Suwanee’s permanent public art collection.

Q.) Who owns the sculptures?
A.) The sculptures are on loan from the artists. They received a stipend for their contribution.

Q.) Can the sculptures on display at Town Center Park be purchased?
A.) Yes, view Suwanee’s SculpTour page to see each piece’s price.

Q.) What piece is your favorite?
A.) I was really impressed by several and a few stand out to me for different reasons, but since you’re forcing me to pick … My favorite piece is Intrusion. The order that each piece appears in this article is in the order of my favorites, but after around the first 7 or so they are all rated about the same in my book. Although I didn’t enjoy the piece Sunbeam II as much, that color red is simply amazing. I’d love to see that on some more pieces by the artist.

I’d love to hear what your favorite piece is. Follow Capture Gwinnett on Twitter or Facebook and let me know.

Sculpture Gallery

Here is a broader selection of photos of the sculptures around Suwanee Town Center Park. If you’d like to see more photos taken by me, view the Capture Gwinnett Flickr Stream