|December 7, 2012 -
Dogwood Arts and the Public Art Collectors Circle will donate Kenneth Thompson's sculpture "Columns" to the City of Knoxville Public Art Collection in a ceremony today. "Columns," constructed of cast and recycled concrete, will be unveiled at 5:30 p.m. at its new permanent site in Krutch Park.
"We are honored to receive a piece of Mr. Thompson's work" said Mayor Madeline Rogero. "Public art enhances our public spaces and can provide unexpected opportunities for inspiration or reflection."
"Columns" won best in Show of the 2011-2012 Art in Public Places Knoxville sculpture exhibit, part of the annual Dogwood Arts Festival. Thompson holds a Master of Liberal Studies in Sculpture from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Siena Heights College, in Adrian, Michigan. While many of his sculptures are on display in Ohio and Michigan, Thompson has also done public art installations in Florida, Arkansas and Washington, D.C.