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June Issue 2009

4th Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC

Sculpture artists from across the nation applied to the fourth annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, on view at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, through Mar. 25, 2010.

Presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique, eleven month exhibition offers established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their thought provoking, extraordinary sculptures, as well as compete for up to $14,750 in Exhibition Honorariums and Awards. Thirteen sculptures were selected by the juror, David Furchgott, founder and president of International Arts & Artists.

The thirteen sculptures selected are by thirteen artists from eight states. Division I includes twelve sculptures that are anchored to a concrete pad or in the grass. Division II includes one sculpture that is secured to a concrete pedestal.

The works included in Division I are: Big Water Bottle Basket, welded steel and enamel by Jonathan Brilliant from Charleston, SC; Rich Sis, corten steel and locust logs by James Burnes from Santa Fe, NM; Boxes in a Box, painted aluminum by Samuel Burns from Chattanooga, TN; Cathedral Arch, corten steel by Bob Doster from Lancaster, SC; Thoughts Like A River, painted aluminum by Pattie Firestone from Chevy Chase, MD; Suffering Passes, Having Suffered Never Passes, oak by James Fuhrman from Glenmoore, PA; Wave Form #5, reclaimed dock boards by Gary Gresko from Oriental, NC; Ollie's Buoy, steel and concrete by Roger Halligan from Chattanooga, TN; Personal Space, steel by Hanna Jubran from Grimesland, NC; Where Have I Come From, What Will I Leave Behind, forged and fabricated steel, copper and cast iron by Corrina Sephora Mensoff from Atlanta, GA; Ker-Plunk, painted steel by Adam Walls from Red Springs, NC; and Triangle Tango, welded corten steel by Bob Turan from Earton, NY.

Division II includes, Orion's Pyramid, hand forged steel, by Stephen Chilingirian from Zirconia, NC.

Sculpture sites are located throughout the picturesque Riverfront Park in North Charleston. The impressive Riverfront Park is set on the banks of the gorgeous Cooper River. Visitors can enjoy ten acres of walking paths, a fishing pier and boardwalk, an oversized sandbox, and children's play fountain. The historic site is centered in the Noisette District, the largest urban redevelopment project ever undertaken in the US.

The Cultural Arts Department is the recipient of the 2000 Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award for the Arts and receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, SC Arts Commission, and the corporate community.

For further info check our SC Institutional Gallery listings, call 843/745-1087 or visit (www.northcharleston.org).

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