The public is invited to vote on four select sculpture designs, one of which will be created and permanently placed on the outside patio of the Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg, SC. Voting ends on Apr. 9, 2012. You may vote online at (www.TheTerraceLounge.com/vote) or by paper ballot available at the hotel’s front desk.
The four designs are by local artists who are competing for a $10,000 commission. The competition required the designs to be of an outdoor sculpture that would “reflect and contribute to the creative culture of Spartanburg.” The project—A Display of Welcome—is co-sponsored by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and the Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg.
A jury committee selected the final four designs for public vote. However, the names of the artists are not being released during the voting process. The first design is entitled “The Armillary Sphere,” and is modeled after classic celestial globes. The second design is “The Green Gazebo,” and is a gazebo made of recycled metal. The third design is “Convergence,” and has three distinct, colorful, and symbolic stacked components. The fourth design is “Eva,” which an abstract of an emerging and maturing woman.
“This has been a wonderful experience, and it will produce a work of art that all of Spartanburg can be proud of,” Akshay Bahl, the hotel’s General Manager, said. “Spartanburg Marriott is proud to have this work reside on its grounds and to share it with everyone who comes through our doors. More than anything else, we wanted to create something that would welcome people… not only to Spartanburg Marriott but the entire Spartanburg community.”
Located in downtown Spartanburg, SC, at 299 North Church Street, the 247 room Spartanburg Marriott offers the Upstate’s largest hotel and conference center with meeting facilities totaling 30,000 square feet. The hotel is owned by Greenville, SC, based Southern Hospitality Group and managed by Cincinnati, OH, based Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. For more information visit (www.spartanburgmarriott.com)
The Artist Guild of Spartanburg founded in 1957, serves as a source for creative art in the community by promoting, fostering, and cultivating knowledge of the visual arts and of local artists. It strives to provide enrichment and artistic education for its members as well as the community at large, and thus encourage a deepening appreciation, understanding, and love of art among the citizens of Spartanburg and surrounding counties. The Guild Gallery is located at the Chapman Cultural Center 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC. For more information visit (www.artistsguildofspartanburg.com).