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.

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 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

Faridat by Erin Elizabeth Curtis and Scott Proctor

Referee by Ted Larsen

Historical Conciousness by 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

Worm Hole by Bill Fitzgibbons

The Inevitable Question by Danville Chadbourn

 Swarm by Dewane Hughes

Floating Serpent by Joe Barrington

 Victory and Defeat by Ken Little

Hurricane by Mac Hornecker

 Celestial Conversations by Simon Saleh

Lure 22  by Stephen Atwood

Untitled  by Tanya Synar

 2010/2011 Sculpture Garden Includes:

Goddard Nomad VI  by Robbie Barber

Land Mines & Poppies by Jill Bedgoo,

Yard Guards by  Carol Cook

Stacks 2  by  Adam Farrington

At Number  by David Lobdell

As Falls Wichita by  Mark Monroe

Kite by Mary Morse

Humpback: Spy Hopping by Ray Parish

Two funnels by  Chris Powell

Mirror Field Drawing by Dean Ruck

Permanent sculptures on the grounds 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