The City of Cedar Park would like to invite you to become an exciting part of Cedar Park by submitting your work for a year-long period of display in the Cedar Park Community Sculpture Garden! Click here for more information on how to apply. 

 

The Cedar Park Sculpture Garden features 12 sculptures by Central Texas artists Dan Pogue, Cat Quintanilla, Craig Blaha, Cindy Debold, Peter Mangan, Hélène Gabrielle, and Dawn Raines. The sculptures’ media range from bronze, to steel, to painted cedar.

The Sculpture Garden is the first major project of the Arts Advisory Board, which has since been consolidated with the Parks Advisory Board into the Parks, Arts, and Community Enrichment (PACE) Board.   All works of art on display are on loan from the artists and are available for sale. However, the artists have agreed to leave their works on display in the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden for a period of at least one year. The City of Cedar Park will periodically issue a Call to Artists to submit their work to be considered for display in the Sculpture Garden.

The Cedar Park Sculpture Garden is supported by the local hotel-motel tax (HOT funds) and by donations made by residents and businesses through their water billing statements. The City encourages Cedar Park residents and businesses to patronize local hotels and motels for out-of-town visitors, and to “check the box” on water bills to support art in Cedar Park. Additionally, the City of Cedar Park gratefully accepts individual and corporate donations to help support public art in Cedar Park, including the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden.

Below is a list of sculptures and their respective artists, along with the inspiration and meaning behind each work of art. The sculptures are being installed now through October 13. We will send photographs of the sculptures once they are all installed. Additional details, such as biographical information about each artist, may be found on his or her listed website.

      Inspiration/meaning of piece, in artists' own words 
 Sculpture Garden

Mystic Flight
Dan Pogue
Bronze
15 ft. + 3 ft. pedestal
$24,000
www.danpoguesculpture.com

 “I spend most of my time now doing commission work. Mystic Flight is one I did for me. I sometimes do things from a pure design standpoint, not from a story or idea, that I am trying to portray. When I create that way, I just start by sketching many designs, letting whatever flows from my subconscious to the paper come out. Mystic Flight was one of those that inspired me the most. Its style is similar to an earlier Phoenix piece that I did. The name Mystic Flight just to be a good choice to go with, because of the mythology of the Phoenix.”
 Cat Quintanilla

Feathered Friend
Cat Quintanilla
Limestone
14” x 13”
$3,500
www.stonecarvercat.com 

 
“As families move into areas previously serving as habitat, it is important to honor the flora and fauna that then will share these spaces. Communities that embrace the importance of blending new with old, wild with human and green spaces with development should be proud of this effort. Feathered Friend celebrates this effort as large family friendly icons of our Texas wildlife. This ‘gentle giant’ would be ideal to anchor an informational/interpretive area to discuss habitat shared with humans in Cedar Park, Texas.”
 Craig Blaha

Bertha
Craig Blaha
Steel
5 ft..x 3 ft. 
$1,200
www.ironstonestudios.com

“Each of these pieces (Bertha and Atlas) include a combination of recycled and industrial materials. I refer to them as ‘bells’ because the discarded oxygen tanks act as a sounding device, responding to the environment, whether wind or public interaction, marking a point in time with a sound. Much as church bells and large city hall clocks have done for centuries; calling communities together for prayer, for meetings, for commerce, or warning them of danger, I hope the sound from these machines reminds viewers to take a breath and live in the moment.”
 Cindy Debold

Life is a Balancing Act
Cindy Debold
Bronze
60” x  52” 
$14,000
www.cindydebold.com

 

“Life always seems to have changes and we are continuing to need to readjust to keep our balance.”
 Scullpture Garden Passing Through
Peter Mangan
Steel
78” x 65” 
$7,500
www.petermangan.com  
“This sculpture refers to all the things (material and emotional) that a person deals with and then leaves behind in the journey through life.”

 Scullpture Garden

Reflets du Lac
Hélène Gabrielle
Steel, wire, cement, stained glass,
mirror mosaic 
6 ft. x 3 ft. 
$2,500
www.mosaicgabrielle.com

“The abstract shape of Reflets du Lac (Lake Reflection) was created from a sheet of paper. I named it Lake Reflection because if placed close to a lake, the lake will reflect on the mirror, and the mirror will reflect back on the lake.”
 Craig Blaha Atlas
Craig Blaha
Steel
6 ft. x 5 ft.
$1,800
www.ironstonestudios.com
“Each of these pieces (Bertha and Atlas) include a combination of recycled and industrial materials. I refer to them as ‘bells’ because the discarded oxygen tanks act as a sounding device, responding to the environment, whether wind or public interaction, marking a point in time with a sound. Much as church bells and large city hall clocks have done for centuries; calling communities together for prayer, for meetings, for commerce, or warning them of danger, I hope the sound from these machines reminds viewers to take a breath and live in the moment.”
 Sculpture Garden Everybody has to go
Dawn Raines
Forged & fabricated steel
38” x 36” 
$400
www.austincc.edu/welding/
DawnRainesBio.php
 
“All of us go through daily struggles, experience fear, and are susceptible to social pressures and insecurity. Likewise we face perpetual internal struggles and create fronts to put on in order to comprehensively succeed in the realm of social dealings. The bathroom is a universal place where our fronts are put aside and this piece is a tribute to the humor and subtleties that can be found within our struggles if we choose to look at them in a different light.”
 Scullpture Garden Letting Go
Peter Mangan
Steel, glass, concrete
105” x 18” 
$5,000
www.petermangan.com  
“This simplified human figure has reached a moment of mental epiphany/inspiration.”
 Scullpture Garden Indian Blanket
Cindy Debold
Painted cedar
9 ft. x 5 ft.
$3,000
www.cindydebold.com  
“Indian Blanket is from a series called Drought Art. It was inspired by the 2011 Texas Drought and the idea that ‘every cloud has a silver lining.’ All of the pieces from Drought Art are from Hill Country cedar trees that died in the 2011 Texas drought which we saved from the mulch pile to become colorful art pieces. Each piece was named by what it reminded me of—for example this one reminded me of the colors of an Indian blanket.”
 Scullpture Garden Great Bird
Peter Mangan
Steel and glass
9.5 ft. x 7.5 ft. 
$9,000
www.petermangan.com  
"After moving back to Texas, the diverse bird life was my live entertainment. This sculpture honors the birds of the Hill Country.”
 Sculpture Garden Withering and Life
Dawn Raines
Cast bronze
30” x 48” 
$3,600
www.austincc.edu/welding/
DawnRainesBio.php
 
“Withering is a feeling most of us have experienced. Whether we find ourselves stuck in a metaphorical rut, are dealing with health concerns, or have apprehensions about growing old; it is all part of the journey. Chronic illness has given me an acute appreciation for this sense of withering, but more importantly it has given me the desire to celebrate experience for experience sake. Life may be a glorious and complicated challenge, but it is also a magnificently, beautiful cycle of learning.”

 


Last updated: 5/12/2014 4:12:54 PM