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2018 Temporary Sculpture Exhibit

The 2018 Wake Forest Temporary Sculpture Exhibit will feature seven three-dimensional sculptural works of art by a variety of artists in publicly-accessible outdoor spaces throughout Wake Forest. 

Experienced artists and artist teams across North Carolina and beyond were invited to apply. An Artist Selection Committee comprised of arts professionals and representatives of the Town of Wake Forest, the PAC and Wake Forest Downtown selected the following six works for the show (the display location for each sculpture is shown in parenthesis):

  • Geometer’s Gate, by Charles Pilkey (Miller Park, 401 Elm Ave.)

  • Circular Motion, by Hanna Jubran (Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave.)

  • Geometric Construction Table, by Ray Zatz (Corner of Elm Avenue and South Taylor Street)

  • Unfurling with Seeds, by David Boyajian (Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.)

  • Cloud, by Hanna Jubran (Smith Creek Soccer Center, 690 Heritage Lake Road)

  • Immigrant Gate, by Jim Gallucci (Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.)

  • Excelerator, by Ray Katz (Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St.)

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Selections were based on artistic excellence and the goal of exhibiting a variety of styles and media in appropriate sites.

Each of the seven artists will receive a $2,000 stipend.

Opening Reception - July 28
The Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) will host a special reception to formally open its Wake Forest Temporary Sculpture Exhibit and Spotlight on Wake Forest Artists Exhibit on Saturday, July 28. The event will be from 9 a.m.-noon at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts Annex, 407 S. Brooks St. Light refreshments will be provided.

The reception will have an informal, open house-style format, so area residents are invited to drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon. PAC members and several of the featured artists will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the selected works of art.

Free, illustrated maps highlighting the locations of the works on view for each exhibit will be available during the reception. Area residents who are unable to attend the reception but wish to take the self-guided tour may also pick up a brochure at the Renaissance Centre and Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St.

For More Information

  • Contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566.

Wake Forest Public Art Commission
The Town of Wake Forest Public Art Commission develops and implements public art programs to increase public access to the arts, provides opportunities for artists to display their work, and promotes public understanding and awareness of the arts. The Commission was established in 2010. It consists of 9 community member-volunteers appointed by the Town Board of Commissioners. The Town’s Percent for Art Program, established by a 2010 Ordinance, allocates one percent of selected capital improvement projects for the creation and maintenance of works of public art. Funding for the Percent for Art projects comes from each project’s construction budget.


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