Decatur installs five sculptures downtown

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 9, 2015
Unidentified sculpture being installed in downtown Decatur. Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/DecArtsAlliance

Unidentified sculpture being installed in downtown Decatur. Photo obtained via https://www.facebook.com/DecArtsAlliance

People walking around downtown Decatur might notice there are some new sculptures to consider. Unlike the more traditional sculptures dotting the downtown landscape, the new installations are more abstract.

It’s part of Decatur Artway, a “public arts initiative established by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the City of Decatur,” according to the city.

According to the Arts Alliance, “Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around town.”

There will also be an opening reception with the artists on Oct. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be tents serving refreshments near each installation.

The sculptures were placed in the following locations:

“Emphatic Lines 3,” Daniel Baerlecken

Lower MARTA plaza / Church Street

“AMUK,” Ira Hill

1 West Court Square, near Souper Jenny

“Mortification,” Matthew Phillips

Upper MARTA plaza, near Squash Blossom at 113 E. Court Square

“Untitled,” Scott Gerard

Old Courthouse square, near the community bandstand

“This Is Something We Had to Go Through,” James Davis

Northeast corner, intersection of Sycamore and Church streets

For a description of each installation, click here.

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