The National Sculptors' Guild and Gary Alsum have been selected to sculpt a full-figure portrait of Gene Bess; the coach of the men's basketball team at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Bess has been at Three Rivers since 1971. His career win-loss record was 1268-368, making him the all-time winningest college basketball coach.
The College is completing their fundraising for the sculpture, and Gary will work out the composition and begin sculpting this Spring.
We'll update this post as the project evolves. #WIP
NSG Fellow, Gary Alsum's bronze dancer "Celebration" has been a part of an Art on Loan project in Owensboro, KY for the past two years. We just learned that the sculpture was so loved by the community that they are purchasing it for their permanent collection. Congrats to artist and Public Art appreciators!
Donor Evelyn Traut studies the latest NSG installation, Gary Alsum's Wolverine custom designed for the entrance of TRAUT CORE Knowledge School in Fort Collins, Colorado.
We happily announce another successful public art placement as National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Gary Alsum's "Jazz" was installed this week in front of the Community Arts Center in Fairfield, Ohio. Thanks to the city for a great winter installation. see more of Gary's work.
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"Honor" by Gary Alsum, National Sculptors' Guild 346
One of the first sights you will see when you turn onto Main Street from Highway 49 is the Veterans Memorial Park of Rector. A life-size bronze sculpture of a World War II soldier stands at-rest atop a native Arkansas boulder in the center. Created by Artist/Sculptor Gary Alum, the soldier is a stunning tribute to every man and woman who has served or is serving in any branch of the United States Armed Service.
Presiding over the park flies the flag of the United States of America; stretching outward in an arc flies the Arkansas flag, the Rector flag and the flags of each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. You will also see the POW/MIA flag included in the array.
Wide walkways and beautifully maintained landscaping present a welcoming invitation to stroll through the grounds and visit the memorial granite pavers that line the walkways honoring local men and women who have served. The visitor center and park headquarters, formerly the old jail/water office sets at the north end of the park. A founders’ wall stands on either side of the statue to recognize those individuals and organizations who made substantial contributions to the development of the Veterans Memorial Park.
Dedicated in 2011 the park is the product of a collaborative effort of the Veterans Memorial Park Association and the City of Rector Downtown Central, Inc. The land for the park was given to the City of Rector Downtown Central by Mrs. Pauline Crockett, Sherland and Barbara Hamilton, George Jernigan and Robert Jernigan.
Ongoing support for the park is provided by the Veterans Memorial Park Association in partnership with the City of Rector Downtown Central, a Main Street Arkansas program of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
July 3rd we finished installing NSG Fellow Gary Alsum’s stainless steel and dakota sandstone composition “Rangeview Herons” at Centerra's Rangeview Three offices in Loveland, Colorado.
Shown here are snapshots of the installation of the multifaceted sandstone and fabricated metal sculpture.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to