Decatur public art project expanding into Oakhurst

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 31, 2016

Residents of Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood will be the target audience for a new series of sculptures that will be installed next month.

Angie Macon with the Decatur Arts Alliance says it is the second phase of the Decatur Artway project. The first phase was a series of sculptures placed in downtown Decatur.

The sculptures are being leased to the city, Macon said. The Oakhurst sculptures will be there for two years before rotating out for different works of art. The installation process begins on Sept. 16 and ends on Oct. 15.

“What we want to do is expose the public to more outdoor public art and see what everyone likes and see if down the road, as we can accumulate funds, if there‚Äôs a piece of artwork that the city responds favorably to,” she said.

Here are the five sculptures going up in Oakhurst:

Nathan Pierce: Dreamsicle. Planned location: Harmony Park

Nathan Pierce: Dreamsicle. Planned location: Harmony Park

Hanna Jubran: Earth, Water, Fire Wind #2. Planned location: Solarium

Hanna Jubran: Earth, Water, Fire Wind #2. Planned location: Solarium

Dan Perry: Prairie Vane. Planned location: At 4th and Oakview, near the 4/5 Academy.

Dan Perry: Prairie Vane. Planned location: At 4th and Oakview, near the 4/5 Academy.

Matthias Neumann: Shelter (basics). Planed location: Wylde Center  (Note: the actual installation may differ from this photo,  Angie Macon says.)

Matthias Neumann: Shelter (basics). Planed location: Wylde Center (Note: The actual installation may differ from this photo, Angie Macon says.)

Phil Proctor: The Geometry of Sol. Planned location: In front of Fire Station No. 2.

Phil Proctor: The Geometry of Sol. Planned location: In front of Fire Station No. 2.

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