National Sculptors' Guild Fellow, Gary Alsum just had another bronze sculpture selected for placement in Edmond, Oklahoma. His bronze pirate "Arrgh" is now located in the Town Square neighborhood. NSG has had a successful history of placing artwork with the city of Edmond. We love how they appreciate and accentuate art in their city. If you haven't been, it's a public art feast for the eye. #PublicArt #Edmond NSG - 506
Sculpture Services of Colorado came to the NSG garden to clean Arrgh up before we loaded it up to head to Edmond, OK. We'll miss this pirate in the garden, but happy it'll be enjoyed in its permanent placement.
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.
“A Prosperous Past, a Bright Future” by Fellow Gary Alsum and the National Sculptors' Guild was placed in Brighton, at Bridge St and Cabbage Ave, commissioned through the city of Brighton, Colorado.
The public artwork features two sculptural elements. The first element speaks to Brighton’s rich history and sense of family. The piece depicts a father, mother and young daughter. The father’s occupation is vague so that the viewer could see him as a farmer, a miner or any profession that made Brighton what it is today. On the ground next to the mother’s foot is a basket of vegetables, a nod to Brighton’s agricultural past and future. The second element connects to the city’s current boom and its continued success in the future. This sculpture depicts a young boy, playing with a train and a toy airplane. The train is symbolic of Brighton’s past. The airplane is symbolic of Brighton’s steady economic growth as a result of its proximity to DIA. Gary states that “The challenge of sculpture is depicting the movement and energy of a single moment.” Placing a great deal of focus on movement and grace, Gary’s sculptures pass on the freedom, joy and curiosity that children display on a daily basis.
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The sculpture is dedicated to Jeff Graham. Jeff Graham was born in Great Bend, Kansas on October 22, 1960. He grew up in Hudson, Colorado. Jeff graduated from Weld Central High School and earned his business degree from the University of Northern Colorado. After college, he went to work for Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company in California. In the 1990’s, he returned to Colorado and to the mountains that he loved. Jeff died in a car accident on May 29, 2001 in Montrose, Colorado. Jeff was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was fun loving, sweet and had a generous spirit. His death left a huge void in the lives of all that knew and loved him. We know that he would love this beautiful piece of art dedicated to his memory. This sculpture was selected by Nancy and Diana Graham not only because of its appropriate subject matter to the park but also because Jeff Graham loved dogs and the outdoors. The sculpture provides a focal point for the square. It adds a pulse to the square that draws people in towards the center. Without the sculpture, the courtyard would feel empty and without meaning. All of this was created because two very caring and loving people wished to convey their love of their son and brother by sharing it with others. This act of kindness celebrates that which is best about the human spirit and our bonds with each other. The creation of this small open room in this massive park has made it hallowed ground. It is an ongoing reminder of how important we are to each other, to our families, our neighborhoods, and our community. It is what makes Brighton a very special place.
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