Odyssey Sculpture Exhibit Adds Four New Pieces
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central Odyssey 2004 – 05 multi-piece contemporary sculpture exhibit, has added four new sculptures to its Freedom Colonnade on campus.
The Freedom Colonnade on University Drive, located on the north side of the PNC campus, displays 13 sculptures that reflect the theme of “Freedom.”
The Odyssey 2004 – 05 exhibit opened in October and it brings together 18 new sculptures that grace the 305 acres of the PNC campus. They joined 14 existing sculptures on campus. The public is invited to view this free exhibit. All pieces are outdoors and maps for self-guided tours are available on campus.
The Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events series is celebrating its sixth year at PNC. The series includes a number of other art exhibits, film festivals, concerts, lectures and programs of general interest.
Sculptors exhibiting the newly added works are:
Peter J. Smith-Phillips – Transworkstar – A steel piece that reflects thoughts on freedom and religiosity.
Eric Stephenson – Emergence #11 (Free Spirit) – This work was inspired by the notion of a free spirit, acting in free will on free ideas. The gestural figure springs from an industrialized owl’s head, symbolizing the juxtaposition of humanity and technology, knowledge and action, language and thought.
John Mason – Ares in Transition #2 – A representation of the dynamic potential of freedom, as a bird “erupts” from the base.
David Noguchi – Forever Ours II – Represents the human zeal for freedom – “a burning flame within us.”
All pieces are for sale.Further information about the sculptures and the Odyssey series can be obtained by contacting Judy Jacobi, director of marketing at 800-872-1231, ext. 5593. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Jacobi.