Sculpt EVV, a nationally-advertised, juried outdoor sculpture exhibition, and its Music Fest and Art Fair are coming to the Haynie’s Corner Arts District on Saturday, June 15. These combined events are a partnership between the City of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana. Last year’s inaugural event was part of Evansville’s Bicentennial celebration.
Juror Lisa Freiman, senior curator and chair of the Indianapolis Museum of Arts contemporary arts division, selected 10 outdoor sculptures from all over the United States for the second annual Sculpt EVV. Freiman is a widely-recognized figure who has served as commissioner of the American pavilion in the 54th La Biennale de Venezia, an international exhibition in Italy.
Sculpt EVV guided tours begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and continue until 3 p.m. The free tours, led by USI students, will begin at the information booth at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Parrett Street near the Bokeh Lounge, 1007 Parrett Street.
All visitors to the exhibit who take the guided tour may vote for the $500 Sculpt EVV People’s Choice Award. From 8 to 8:30 p.m. while the Boom Squad drum line plays the drumrolls, City Council president Connie Robinson will announce the Sculpt EVV awards: $1,000 for third place, $5,000 for second place and $10,000 for Best-of-Show. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will announce the $20,000 purchase award.
Art booths are open from noon to 7 p.m. Live music begins at noon and continues until midnight, kicking off with John Dodd and the Moccasins and ending with Phoenix Down with Foxfire Magik fire performers. For the complete schedule, go to www.sculptevv.org.
Other events in the arts district that day include the Blackford’s Grove Gallery Stroll and the Home Brewers Tasting Series. Locations for the Blackford’s Grove Gallery Stroll include the River City Food Co-op, 116 Washington Avenue (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Soap Solutions, 44 Washington Avenue (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Billy Hedel’s Studio and Gallery, 916 S.E. Sixth Street (noon to 3 p.m.); and Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Avenue (1 to 3 p.m.). The Home Brewers Tasting Series, an event intended to promote the economic development of Haynie’s Corner, will take place from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at 57 Adams Avenue.
If the city parking lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and S.E. Second Street is full, Center of Hope Church invites visitors to park in their lot at 808 S.E. Third Street.
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The Long Toss Installation, John Anderson-Bricker.