PALESTINE — Installation is complete and the second annual Art Tracks Sculpture exhibit is set to debut during this year's Hot Pepper Festival on Saturday.
Officials with the Palestine Main Street Program and Palestine Tomorrow Inc. report 13 new unique pieces of outdoor art have been installed throughout the Main Street District.
“Our art this year is more whimsical,” said Main Street Manager Laura Westgate. “Many
of the pieces are light and airy, which speaks to the artists' abilities since the materials
are sheet metal which is traditionally heavy and dense. We hope that there will be a
piece that everyone can identify with and enjoy.”
A driving map is available at the Palestine Visitor Center, or available for download at
Artists are chosen based on an application process and selected by a representative of Main Street and Palestine Tomorrow Inc. Applications were received from around the state, with 50 percent from returning artists.
Artists showcased in the 2013 exhibit include:
• Terry Jones, whose work is titled “Grow Old With Me.” It's located at 201 E. Spring St., at the United Country Wide parking lot. Jones was inspired by the foot pedals in 1970s classic muscle cars when making this towering homage to the stages of life. Terry Jones creates in his studio in Jewett.
• Dewane Hughes produced “Swarm,” located at 400 N. Mallard St., near the the historic jail. Hughes is an associate professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas at Tyler, and has a studio in Troup.
• Eva Hemmi's “Dionysus” is placed within the 300 block of West Oak, near the corner of John and West Oak streets. Her bronze interpretation of the Greek god of wine is seated on a plinth of steel. Hemmi is a Dallas-based artist.
• Dan Pogue named his entry “One Trick Pony.” It can be found at 400 N. Queen St., at the corner of West Oak and North Queen streets. Pogue was the 2012 Best in Show Winner. He and his wife create in their studio in Marble Falls.