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Art-on-Loan Program features new sculptures at Goodson Recreation Center

Art-on-Loan Program features new sculptures at Goodson Recreation Center

Jul 20 2017

In July, South Suburban’s Public Art Committee celebrated the 6th annual installation of three new sculptures, which are part of the District’s Art-on-Loan program at Goodson Recreation Center.

The sculptures, located in the Center’s courtyard and main entrance, are strikingly different from one another. Artist Richard Ferguson of Boulder spoke about his piece, Mobius. Ferguson explained that his sculpture is named after a Mobius, which is a mathematical shape, with only one side and one edge.  He challenged the group to try and find the seam, which he says can be found, but it’s not easy to locate. Ferguson worked for years as an engineer and then decided to pursue his passion for metal sculpting. Mobius is made of steel.

Artist Kamber Sokulsky's Dream Totem welcomes patrons as they arrive at Goodson.  It stands nearly six feet tall and is located along the main entrance to the Center. Kamber is a metal sculptor and blacksmith. She created Dream Totem out of forged, fabricated steel and architectural glass.

Artist Kyle Cunniff is a sculptor and industrial designer.  His piece, Deciduous, features hand-cut stained glass inserts that reflect and transmit light. Deciduous is made of concrete and stained glass.

The South Suburban Public Art Committee (SSPAC) recommends the installation of sculptures for a one-year temporary display. The District’s Art-on-Loan program allows for artist-owned sculptures to be displayed at Goodson Recreation Center for a period of one year.  The sculptures are selected by the SSPAC through a competitive process. South Suburban’s Board of Directors approves the SSPAC selections prior to installation. Goodson Recreation Center is located at 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 

The requirements of the Art-on-Loan program are the artist must reside in Colorado, and the sculpture must meet site requirements and be for sale. The artist receives an honorarium for the display. The District receives a 20 percent commission for sculptures that are purchased through the program. For more information about South Suburban’s Art-on-Loan program contact Darcie LaScala at Darciel@ssprd.org, or 303-483-7072.