Sculptures added to garden at Delta State

delta-stateThe Associated Press

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Delta State University Sculpture Garden has nine new artworks on display.

The garden is on the north side of the university’s Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The works include:

— “Homage to Gus,” in marble, granite, steel, bronze and glass, by Glenn Zweygardt.

— “Pharaoh,” in steel and bronze, by Aaron Hussey.

— “Contemplating Passage,” in steel, by John Ellis.

— “The Cycle,” in steel, by Hanna Jubran.

— “Zip Code,” in aluminum and concrete, by Greely Myatt.

— “Start Paddling,” in steel, by Nathan Pierce.

— “Gesture,” in steel, by Cliff Tresner.

— “Three Flames,” in bronze, steel and granite, by Shawn Morin.

— “Magenta Charm,” in limestone and aluminum, by DeeDee Morrison.

The works will be on exhibit until August 2015, at which time at least one will be purchased and remain as part of the Hazel and Jimmy Sanders Sculpture Garden Permanent Collection.

The competition is made possible by an endowment from the Sanders family.

Ron Koehler, chairman of the Delta State art department, said the biannual competition has become a tradition.

“We have a nice balance of work this year,” said Koehler. “Looking at all the pieces, I think it’s one of the best collections we’ve had since the competition began,” he said.


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