The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding areas.

Sculpture Garden

kemp_gardens2Established in memory of Minnie Rae Wood, the Sculpture Garden contains eight permanent pieces of art and nine sculptures that participate in our annual invitational exhibit.  These invitational sculptures remain on the grounds for a full calendar year.  The Sculpture Garden is open to the public during our regular business hours and by appointment at other times.

SGADJoin us the first Thursday of each month during spring and summer for Sculpture Garden After Dark.  The garden will be open to the public from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  B.Y.O.B.: bag chair, BFF, bottle… bring along the kids or a picnic.  Live music, great art, and good company.  A fabulous Friday evening in the making!

2017-2018 Sculpture Garden Exhibit Pieces

Messenger – Prankster
Joe Barrington

JOE BARRINGTON is a native Texan and holds a BFA in Sculpture from Midwestern State University. Joe is a full time sculptor who works and resides with his wife J.J. in a converted car dealership, Red Star Studio, in Throckmorton and Red Star Studio 2 in Albany. In 2015 he was named a Fain College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumnus at Midwestern State University.

Big Belly
Susan Budge

SUSAN BUDGE (born 1959) has been making ceramic sculpture for over thirty years. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University in 1983, a Master of Arts degree from University of Houston in 1987 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999.


Haiku 3.0
Dewane Hughes

Born in Ames, Iowa, DEWANE HUGHES graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, with an emphasis on sculpture, and received his MFA from Montana State University, Shortly after completing his master’s degree, he served as the sculpture studio technician at the University of Iowa where he built its bronze casting foundry. In 2005, he accepted the position of associate professor of sculpture at the University of Texas at Tyler in Tyler, Texas, where he continues to teach today.

Jerry Dodd

JERRY DODD was born in Michigan and received his B.S. in Art from Central Michigan University in 1964. He then received his M.F.A. degree in sculpture from the University of Oregon in 1967.

Peter Mangan


mecloudHH - Jeffie Brewer

Jeffie Brewer
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Wes Stolusky
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Little House in the City (detail)

Little House In The City
Stacey Rathert
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Tortolitos Brian Wedgworth 2016

Brian Wedgworth
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Crimson Finial
Travis Erxleben
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Alicia Conway, Vivid Allurement

Vivid Allurement
Alicia Conway
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Jillian Thompson
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Jimmy Don Snowden
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Hy/Parabolic Melissa Borrell steel/braided polyester fiber
Melissa Borrell
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Mask Man by Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik bronze/wood
Mask Man
Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik
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Holding by Sarah Heath cast Iron/bronze
Sarah Heath
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Doublecross by Catherine Lee
Catherine Lee
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Roots by Marianne McGrath
Marianne McGrath
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Carlos by Laura McAdams Selden
Laura McAdams Selden
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Peduncle by Jade Walker
Jade Walker
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Pelvis 1/2 by Julie Anne Ward
Pelvis 1/2
Julie Anne Ward
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Rock with Silhouette Series by Shalena White
Rock with Silhouette Series
Shalena White
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