We have been fortunate to have worked with this great city since 2004 and have placed over 100 public art pieces in Little Rock, with 6 more monuments in the works for 2016 placements. pictured here for a recent article is Denny Haskew/NSG's "Native Knowledge"
National Sculptors' Guild's sculpture placements continue to enhance the community of Little Rock, AR and have received notice in some recent media articles. Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette article Dec.14, 2015 We encourage you to go visit this culturally rich part of the country and meet the wonderful people we've come to know as friends.
Herb Mignery's fashionable bronze weasel "Ellwood" is just out of the foundry with a fresh patina from Pat Kipper. To be installed in Riverfront Park in Little Rock joining Herb's other anthropomorphic sculptures already in Little Rock.
#ellwood #mignery #publicart #littlerock
Our NSG sculpture placements in Little Rock like Tim Cherry's "Rabbit Reach" and Jane DeDecker's The Ties that Bind have struck a chord with Melissa Joan Hart during her visit to Arkansas.
Thanks Melissa! We've placed over 30 significant public art pieces in Little Rock since 2004 when we first placed artwork there designed to lead pedestrians from downtown to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Center; pulling our inspiration from his 1996 Bridge to 21st Century speech we selected artwork that complements the library and surrounding themes and landscape as well as President Clinton's ideals of family, cultural diversity and looking to the future. We've loved placing artwork there ever since; designing the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and developing River Front Park and the surrounding area with Dean Kumpuris and board of the Sculpture at the River Market and the many great people from the city of Little Rock. If you haven't visited this great community - GO!
#NSG #sculpture #MelissaJoanHart
"I was trying to create a way for Little Rock to see itself which lead to the idea of reflections. On one side, it has a reflection as a single piece. It represents the community and how it works as a whole. On the other side, it is broken up into individual pieces and that represents the individuals of the community and how they work together to make it work.” -Mark Leichliter, National Sculptors' Guild
Learn more http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2014/oct/27/sculpture-added-vogel-schwartz-garden/
Installed Monday, October 27th at its new home in Little Rock, AR along the Arkansas River adjacent to the Vogel-Schwartz Sculpture Garden.
Donated funds for the artwork were provided by Kay Arnold to honor late Arkansas Judge Richard Arnold
National Sculptors' Guild fellow Mark Leichliter's "Through the Looking Glass" is Mark's latest stainless steel sculpture, commissioned for Little Rock, Arkansas' Sculpture at the River Market collection. #SculptureOnTheMove #ReadyForInstallation #ArkansasBound
Herb Mignery's impeccably dressed bronze Turkey sculpture "Lord Featherwick" was installed in Riverfront Park in Little Rock joining Herb's other anthropomorphic sculptures already in Little Rock.
#mignery #publicart #littlerock
"Native Knowledge" by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Denny Haskew (a Charter Member) installed in the River Front Park in Little Rock, Arkansas. Designed by Haskew and JK Design's John Kinkade, specific to this site.
The artwork is inspired by, and celebrates, the Native American Cultures of Arkansas: The Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw; the bridges across the Arkansas; the natural beauty of Arkansas and the architecture of Fay Jones.
Three twice life-size bronze representational sculptures are mounted on 6” thick hexagonal buff colored sandstone panels suspended between I-beam arches representing the outline of the dugout canoes of the Osage, Caddo and Quapaw. The bronze sculptures are patinated to match the stone panels giving the appearance of being carved from stone. The back of each panel is etched with a pottery design from each of the three tribes mentioned above.
Kathleen Caricof's "Beginning Life" won Best of Show at Little Rock's Sculpture at the River Market.
The city will be placing this in their new sculpture garden, the Vogel Schwartz Garden designed by National Sculptors' Guild director John Kinkade, along with several others from the show.
"Book Mobile" by Mark Leichliter and the National Sculptors' Guild - a unique composition commissioned for the Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, AR installed July 31st. ©2009, all rights reserved
This sculpture garden is made possible through the support of the Vogel-Schwartz Foundation and is home to artwork acquired annually from proceeds of the annual Sculpture at the River Market, an acclaimed show we helped establish for the great community of Little Rock.
The sculpture garden features natural terraces and walkways designed by City of Little Rock's Leland Couch, Mark Webre & National Sculptors' Guild's John Kinkade. The design creates a more intimate space to view smaller works within the Riverfront Park and is ideal for hosting receptions, as well as, allowing visitors to enjoy the sculptures in solitude. The sculpture garden is located northeast of The Marriott in Riverfront Park and is just one stop of many public art placements along the Arkansas river to enjoy artist's sculptures from across the nation. #SculptureGarden #ArkansasArt #RiverfrontPark
National Sculptors' Guild sculptures to lead way to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library
Master Plan Design by National Sculptors' Guild Executive Director John Kinkade
John Kinkade began working on this project (our first with the City of Little Rock, Arkansas) in 2003, the selected design and artwork was actualized, placed and dedicated November, 2004. Since then*, we have placed over 100 public artworks in Little Rock *12/2015.
Below are excerpts from Kinkade's preliminary proposal. Kinkade chose to pull key elements from President Clinton’s speech “Bridge to the 21st Century” to organize the progression to the library. He proposed numerous individual concepts by 14 national sculptors reflecting each theme. The Little Rock committee chose the six final artworks. The artwork speaks to Arkansas’ quality of life and thematic subject matter derived from President Clinton’s speech “Bridge to the 21st Century”.
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JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.