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!

This year marks the twelfth anniversary of the annual Art on the Green Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Exhibit. In addition to new sculptures premiered at the opening, those attending the lawn party had the opportunity to visit with this year’s guest artists, installer and curator. The curator for 2016 was Jeff Brewer, assistant professor in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University. Jeff assembled an impressive array of nine artists from various locations across Texas and beyond. Serving as our installer again this year was Joe Ed Barrington from Throckmorton, TX. A noted sculptor in his own right, Joe has made a name for himself nationally with his award-winning pieces.

Little House in the City (detail)

Little House In The City
Stacey Rathert
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Jeffie Brewer, Guest Curator
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Wes Stolusky
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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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