Sculpture Garden

The Art on the Green sculpture garden is an oasis in downtown Wichita Falls, adding year-round art to the beautiful grounds of the Kemp Center for the Arts.

Art on the Green sculpture garden, established in memory of Minnie Rae Wood, contains eight permanent sculptures and ten sculptures that are “invited” to spend a year on our grounds. Changed out each May under the skillful hand of Joe Ed Barrington of Throckmorton, Texas, the invitational sculpture exhibit brings renewed vitality and interest to our grounds, and the opportunity for our community to enjoy sculpture from a wide variety of artists and cultures.

The 2015/2016 Sculpture Garden will open to the public on May 18

The 2014/2015 exhibit was curated by Kurt Dyrhaug, originally from St. Paul MN, and currently resides in Beaumont TX. Kurt serves as Professor of Sculpture at Lamar University. He is a graduate from the University of Minnesota and the University of Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has show nationally including at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the Galveston Art Center, the Art Museum of South Texas, the Dishman Art Museum, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. Within the last few years his sculptures have been included in the permanent collections at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Art on the Green sculpture garden is free and open to the public during normal Kemp Center hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and on Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

2014/2015 Sculpture Garden includes:

Blue Ribs: by Susan Budge   Click Here to find out more about Susan Budge

Delicate Flesh: by Erin Cuuningham Click Here to find out more about Erin Cunningham

Capacious: by Isaac Duncan III Click Here to find out more about Isaac Duncan III

Hover Glow: by Brooke Gassiot   Click Here to find out more about Brooke Gassiot

Flying High Outdoor Version: by Suguru Hiraide  Click Here to find out more about Suguru Hiraide

Waiting: by Andrew Light   Click Here to find out more about Andrew Light

Divergent Sentiment: by Brandon Napote  Click Here to find out more about Brandon Napote

Skyline II: by Julia Ousley Click Here to find out more about Julia Ousley.

Vida Blue: by  Ben Woitena  Click Here to find out more about Ben Woitena

2013/2014 Sculpture Garden includes:

 Zebra: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful Emerge from the Rubble of the Century. by Abraham Mohler  Click Here to find out more about Abraham Mohler

Sun Gazer by Brian Wedgworth  Click Here to find out more about Brian Wedgworth

Untitled Triangles by Casey Cooper  Click Here to find out more about Casey Cooper

The innate and acquired character of place by  Cozette Phillips  Click Here to find out more about Cozette Phillips

Large Tractor Keel by Kurt Dyrhaug  Click Here to find out more about Kurt Dyrhaug

Kings Hill Country by Phil Simpson   Click Here to find out more about Phil Simpson

Touch the Ground by Sachiko Miki  Click Here to find out mroe about Sachiko Miki

Rabbit Run by Tara Conley Click Here to find out more about Tara Conley

People Line by  Toshiharu Miki  Click Here to find out more about Toshiharu Miki

2012/2013 sculpture garden includes:

Geomorphic Sliced Spheres by Jack Craft  Click Here to learn more about Jack Craft

Arbeit Macht Frei by Patrick Kelly   Click Here to learn more about Patrick Kelly

Moon by Hiroko Kubo Click Here to learn more about Hiroko Kubo

Faridat by Erin Elizabeth Curtis and Scott Proctor   Click Here to learn more about Curtis and Proctor

Referee by Ted Larsen Click Here to learn more about Ted Larsen

Historical Conciousness by Shelby David Meier  Click Here to learn more about Shelby David Meier

Impact by Chris Sauter  Click Here to learn more about Chris Sauter

TP by Jason Villegas  Click Here to learn more about Jason Villegas

Irwin’s Dash WFMR #2 by M  Click Here to learn more about M

2011/2012 Sculpture Garden Includes:

 Old Time Relgion by Benson Warren   Click Here to find out more about Benson Warren

Worm Hole by Bill Fitzgibbons     Click Here to find out more about Bill Fitzgibbons

The Inevitable Question by Danville Chadbourne   Click Here to find out more about Danville Chadbourne

 Swarm by Dewane Hughes    Click Here to find out more about Dewane Hughes

Floating Serpent by Joe Barrington    Click Here to find out more about Joe Barrington

 Victory and Defeat by Ken Little     Click Here  to find out more about Ken Little

Hurricane by Mac Hornecker      Click Here  to find out more about Mac Hornecker

 Celestial Conversations by Simon Saleh   Click Here  to find out more  about Simon Saleh

Lure 22  by Stephen Atwood      Click Here  to find out more about Stephen Atwood

Untitled  by Tanya Synar         Click Here  to find out more about Tanya Synar

 2010/2011 Sculpture Garden Includes:

Goddard Nomad VI  by Robbie Barber    Click Here to find out more about Robbie Barber

Land Mines & Poppies by Jill Bedgoo,     Click Here to find out more about Jill Bedgoo

Yard Guards by  Carol Cook             Click Here to find out more about Carol Cook

Stacks 2  by  Adam Farrington         Click Here to find out more about Adam Farrington

At Number  by David Lobdell           Click Here to find out more about David Lobdell

As Falls Wichita by  Mark Monroe   Click Here to find out more about Mark Monroe

Kite by Mary Morse                             Click Here to find out more about Mary Morse

Humpback: Spy Hopping by Ray Parish    Click Here to find out more about Ray Parish

Two funnels by  Chris Powell                  Click Here to find out more about Chris Powell

Mirror Field Drawing by Dean Ruck      Click Here to find out more about Dean Ruck

2009/2010 Sculpture Garden Includes:

100 Feet by Jesse Amado                     Click Here for more info on Jesse Amado

Edit  by Chakaia Booker                      Click Here for more info on Chakaia Booker

Controller by Stephen Daly                    Click Here for more info on Stephen Daly

Sounds of the Sea by Betsy Dudley        Click Here for more info on Betsy Dudley

Pull Toy for the New Millennium by Gregory Elliot     Click Here for more info on Gregory Elliot

Shogun by George Neubert                           Click Here for more info on George Neubert

El Carreton by Alex Rubio                         Click Here for more info on Alex Rubio

Graft VII by George Schroeder                Click Here for more info on George Schroeder

Wonder and Mystery by Gary Sweeney   Click Here for more info on Gary Sweeny

Ghost Riders in the Sky by Bob Wade     Click Here for more info on Bob Wade

Temple for the Other One by Gary Webernick     Click Here for more info Gary Webernick

2008/2009 Sculpture Garden Includes:

Fuel for the Fire by Jim Buonaccorsi              Click Here for more info on Jim Buonaccorsi

Cool to the Touch by William Cannings           Click Here for more info on William Cannings

Some Waves Spark Stone by Roger Colombik   Click Here for more info on Roger Colombik

Texas Visitation by Jack Gron                          Click Here for more info on Jack Gron

The Undulating Land by Rie Kawakami          Click Here for more info on Rie Kawakami

The View from Here by LeeAnn Mitchell         Click Here for more info on LeeAnn Mitchell

La Mona and Me by Raul A. Monarrez             Click Here for more info on Raul A. Monarrez

Bruised-Part I and II by Greg Reuter               Click Here for more info on Greg Reuter

Issues of Identity by L. Benson Warren           Click Here for more info on L. Benson Warren

Our Pernamanet Sculptures Include:

Agave De Carona by Jim La Paso – Gifted by Al Guinn

Chinese Princess - Gifted by R.J. Moran

Claude by Kim Ward – Underwritten by Senator Craig Estes – Gifted by Bryant Edwards Foundation

The Dying Gaul (replica) – Gifted by Kathrine and Bill McGregor

The Flamenco Dancers - by Kendall Hancock – New to our garden spring of 2010!

The Road Runner by Donald Blankenship – Gifted by Donald Blankenship

Spring Dancer by Jerry Daniels – Purchased and gifted by Sculpture Garden Committee

Vision of the Future by Garland Weeks – Gifted by Al Guin    Click Here to Learn more About Garland Weeks

Untitled by Pierre Stine – Gifted by Pamela Moller

Wild Turkeys by Walter Matia – Gifted by Jane Spears