may, 2022

14may6:30 pm8:30 pmSculpture Garden Party & Opening Reception18th Annual Sculpture Garden ExhibitKemp Center For the ArtsCost:Free

Event Details

The Arts Council WF is hosting the 18th Annual Sculpture Garden Reception and Garden Party at the Kemp Center for the Arts in Downtown Wichita Falls. They will be welcoming the 10 new featured artists, whose work will be on display from May 2022-May 2023. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed, come and go during the evening.

Meet the artists and juror. Enjoy live music by Anthony Ailey, light appetizers, drinks, and of course, good company! Awards for first, second and third place will be given out to the artists that evening, as well.

This exhibit is NATIONALLY recognized and represents local, regional, and national artists. This year, artwork was juried by Dewane Hughes, who is the Associate Professor at University of Texas at Tyler. Installation of the exhibit is overseen by Joe Barrington of Red Star Studio in Throckmorton, TX.

Selected artists are:
Jeffie Brewer – Nacogdoches, TX
Glenn Downing – Waco, TX
B.C. Gilbert – Wichita Falls, TX
Jack Gron – Kingwood, TX
Frank Morbillo – Tesuque, NM
Jim Robertson – Trinity, TX
Dani Schacht – Pontotoc, MS
Luke Sides – Oak Point, TX
Brian Wedgworth – McAllen, TX
Jon Whitfill – Slaton, TX

The Sculpture Garden exhibit is outdoor and open-to-the-public. It presents a unique art and nature viewing opportunity for the Wichita Falls community, as well as tourists and travelers visiting the area. The Sculpture Garden and the Kemp Center for the Arts are always free to enjoy and open during regular business hours. Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm.

Download the Otocast app for a free GPS-activated audio tour of sculptures and listen to the artists describe their work and what inspired them to create each piece.