Salisbury Sculpture Show picks 14 new pieces

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 17, 2013

SALISBURY — Gov. Pat McCrory gave the Salisbury Sculpture Show a shout-out in December when he tapped former Mayor Susan Kluttz to head the Department of Cultural Resources.
McCrory called the sculpture show “extremely innovative.”
“Maybe that’s an idea we can borrow throughout the state of North Carolina,” he said.
Salisbury’s annual outdoor public art event continues this year with the selection of 14 pieces to be installed April 4 and 5. Private donations, public grants and entry fees fund the project, which is in its fifth year.
The Public Art Committee, part of the city’s Community Appearance Commission, recently chose winners from 41 submittals in six states.
“I thought we had a very good crop to choose from,” said city planner Lynn Raker, who came up with the event in collaboration with Barbara Perry.
Most of the winning selections were created by artists whose work has appeared in the show before. Two artists —