Public Sculpture Park
The sculpture park has moved to the North Carolina History Center.
Visit 529 S. Front St. to see the sculptures in person.
Visit 529 S. Front St. to see the sculptures in person.
Dana Gingras', "Two Circles" frames the scenery beautifully
Dana Gingras' primary mediums are glass, metal, and wood. His work comes from the process of understanding these materials, their intrinsic properties, and inherent beauty. His goal is to create something new and visually stimulating, yet still retain the natural
dignity of material.
“Two Circles” is the third piece in his window series, which celebrates steel for its strength and timelessness while incorporating the context of the natural world. The windows, while definitely substantial in size and weight, urge the viewer to see them and also to see through them, to focus on the negative space and all the beauty that surrounds them.
Jim Gallucci's, "Megaphone Bench" awaits your voice to bring it to life.
Jim Gallucci, a graduate of LeMoyne College (BA, English 1973) and Syracuse University (BFA, Art 1974 and MFA, Sculpture 1976), has been a sculptor for over 30 years. He has worked as an art instructor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He was also an Exhibit Designer for the North Carolina Zoological Park in Asheboro, NC.
Presently, Jim works full time designing and fabricating sculpture in his Greensboro studio assisted by a staff of 6. Most of the works are commissions for public, corporate, and residential spaces around the country. For six years he showed sculpture at the Pier Walk Sculpture Show in Chicago, IL. This annual show takes place on the Navy Pier and is the world’s largest outdoor sculpture show. Over 8.2 million people walk through the venue. Jim has also been selected for such international shows as the World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia and the 7th Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan and UBE Japan. In 2007 Jim earned a Diploma of Nomination from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Dan Millspaugh's, "Printemps" appears to be reaching out of the ground
Dan Millspaugh was born in Miami, Florida and attended the University of Miami where he received his BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Sculpture. He served four years in the US Coast Guard and moved to North Carolina in 1981. Since then he taught at University of North Carolina - Asheville, primarily in sculpture and photography and currently holds the rank Emeritas Professor of Art.
His work has gone through many changes over the years. He has concentrated on bronze and aluminum casting; the figure; totemic forms; welding of steel and nonferrous metal and iron casting.
The medium of "Printemps" is cast iron. The material and process were attractive to Millspaugh because of the necessity of a group activity. Sculpture in general needs more than one person and enhances the teaching process. He states that his, "fondly remembered experiences in undergraduate and graduate school were group efforts."
Paris Alexander's, "Orpheus" is representative of the harp Orpheus played that could charm all living thing
Paris Alexander was born and raised in New York City where he studied art from early childhood. Since establishing himself in NC, Alexander’s work has been exhibited widely including galleries, universities, and museums, with numerous public and private commissions. His work is included in the collection of Wake Med, Duke University,UNC Chapel Hill, Saks Fifth Avenue, the R.C. Kessler Collection, SAS Institute, former president Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, and many others. Paris is also a well-known instructor in sculpture, drawing, and anatomy. Besides teaching privately, he has been an instructor for several NC Arts councils, the Artspace Arts and Outreach Programs, and the NC Museum of Art Outreach Program.
Jonathan Bowling's, "Three Goats" are made completely of found machine parts and scrap metal.
Jonathan Bowling grew up on a small farm in Kentucky, where the Appalachian Mountains melt into the rolling hills of the Bluegrass. His first sculptural efforts were the simple games of childhood-fieldstone castles, a bridle of hay twine, a driftwood armada. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received his BFA in sculpture and a BA in art history. In 1996 he moved to Greenville, North Carolina, to pursue an MFA in sculpture at East Carolina University. Bowling has been working out of his Greenville studio ever since.
Hanna Jubran's, "Rain" is a beautiful addition to the sculpture park.
Hanna Jubran received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently a Sculpture Professor and
Sculpture Area Coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as, wood, granite, steel, iron and bronze.
Artist Biography and Statement
Tom Grubb was born in Lexington, North Carolina, and has lived
in Eastover, NC, with his wife Elaine since 1989. He has been a professional artist installing monumental site-specific sculptures in the United States and abroad since 1980. He was the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Museum of Art from 1990 through 2010 and prior to that he was the interim director and artist-in-residence at the Museum. From 1984 to 1988 he worked as a visiting artist at Robeson Community College and at Fayetteville Technical Community College through the North Carolina Visiting Artist program. Tom attended graduate school from 1980 through 1983 at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He funded his studies in graduate school by working on ships in the North Atlantic Ocean as a crewman and eventually as Captain. His work experience also includes teaching math in the public school system in Elizabeth City, NC, from 1974 to 1978. He taught math and art in Florence, South Carolina from 1970-1971. Tom was drafted into the Army in 1971 and spent two years at Fort Bliss, Texas, as an instructor in missile technology. His education includes Bachelor of Science degrees in political science and history from Appalachian State University, 1970, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University in 1983.
Tom Grubb was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts project grant for his sculpture Star Gate 2003 in 2002. He was chosen to be in the ambassador program People to People to represent artists from the United States on a trip to Russia in 1991. He was also awarded a Southern Arts Federation/NEA regional fellowship for sculpture in 1989 and received an Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County emerging artist grant in 1988. His sculpture, Star Voyager, was selected to be sited at the main entrance to the World Expo, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1988. The Arts Council of North Carolina chose Tom to receive the North Carolina Visual Artist Fellowship for his work in the arts in 1987.
Tom Grubb’s ephemeral site-specific sculptures are fabricated from bamboo and rope and are aligned with objects off earth (i.e. the moon, sun, stars, constellations, etc.) and the viewer over a period of time can see the bamboo age and turn gold in color and eventually brown. The primary colors of the rope optically mix in the wind and the spectator can see secondary colors of pink, purple, orange, etc. Throughout history bamboo has represented man, bending in the wind and always springing back after adversity. With the ephemeral site-specific sculptures, he uses primitive materials to explore sophisticated space.
To create sculptures such as Morning Star, Tom Grubb combines elements found in physics, astronomy, navigation and sacred geometry. He believes that the arts and sciences are closely connected to the health of the human spirit. Grubb creates these works of art that are part ancient, part futuristic and part spiritual to inspire the viewer to consider the unlimited possibilities of exploring earth and the universe and protecting our natural resources.
2012 - Oct. 3, 2013 - Sculptor Tom Grubb of Eastover installed a 70-foot piece titled “Morning Star” in the park
Thanks goes out to all the volunteers who gave their time to help make this sculpture a reality.
New Bern Sculpture Park
Broad Street and Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560