Art in Public Places Celebration
October 01, 2006BRISTOL — On Thursday, August 31, Arts Alliance Mountain Empire (AAME) hosted a Dedication Reception for winners of Bristol's 2006 Art in Public Places competition. Sponsors, city and regional officials, and representatives of the area's arts community were special guests. A video of the art installations was shown at the reception, which began at 6 p.m. at the Paramount Center on State Street. A Sculpture Walk was held earlier in the day. The sculptures will be on display for a year as part of Bristol's Sesquicentennial celebration. Brochures featuring the sculptures and information about the artists, the juror, the project, the Arts Alliance, and Bristol itself are available at downtown Bristol locations. To sponsor a sculpture, e-mail AAME@AAME.info.
Marvin Tadlock, left, helps sculptor Carl Billingsley install "Tower Arch" on State Street.
Gloria Oster, left, laughs as her husband Ken spins Pat Jessee around the floor.
Barbara Niemczak and Hank Foreman look on as Dee Sproll, president of the Arts Alliance, speaks to the crowd.
Barbara Niemczak, far right, acknowledges winners of the sculpture competition.
The crowd on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts.
More of the crowd....
From left, Charles Burns and sculptor Jacob DeCola; Ann Goodpasture and Carl Clarke.
From left, musician Dane Kinser, Nell King Bieger, Martha Beverly from Kingsport's Cultural Services, and Janet Hatcher Rice, D.D.S.
The crowd included sponsors, city officials and representatives from the regional arts community.
From left, Dan Bieger and Candy Snograss; VI College president Michael Puglisi with John Gaines.
From left, Jean Burnette, Harry Scanlan, Cam Collins and Ben Swihart.
From left, Beth McCoy and Jane Morison with Mountain Empire Children's Choral Academy; and from Emory & Henry College: Dr. Rosalind Reichard and her husband.
From left, Lincoln Theatre representatives talk to Barbara-lyn Morris; Scott MacMorran and Jud Barry chat with Dan Bieger.
Barbara Niemczak, center, shares a laugh with Mike Miller and his wife Carole Ann.