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2013 Art Tracks Sculpture Exhibit debuts at Hot Pepper Festival

PALESTINE, October 23, 2013--Palestine Main Street and Palestine Tomorrow, Inc. announce the installation of the 2nd Annual Art Tracks Sculpture Exhibit in the Main Street District.

For the 2013 exhibit, 13 unique pieces of outdoor art have been installed throughout the Main Street District. Pieces range from whimsical steel constructions to abstract copper and metal works of art. Artists are chosen based on an application process and selected by a representative of Main Street and Palestine Tomorrow, Inc.

Applications were received from around the state of Texas, with 50% from returning artists.

“Our art this year is more whimsical,” said Main Street manager Laura Westgate. “Many of the pieces are light and airy, which speaks to the artists abilities since the materials are sheet metal which is traditionally heavy and dense. We hope that there will be a piece that everyone can identify with and enjoy.”

2013 Art Tracks Sculpture Artists:

Terry Jones “Grow Old With Me” 201 E. Spring St. (United Country Wide Parking Lot) - Jones was inspired by the foot petals in 1970’s classic muscle cars when making this towering homage to the stages of life. Terry Jones creates in his studio in Jewett, Tx.

Dewane Hughes “Swarm” 400 N. Mallard St. (Historic Jail) - Hughes is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at UTTyler, and has a studio in Troup, Tx.

Eva Hemmi “Dionysus” (300 Block of West Oak, corner of John St. and West Oak.) - A bronze interpretation of the God of Wine, seated on a plinth of steel. Hemmi is a Dallas, Tx based artist.

Dan Pogue “One Trick Pony” (400 N. Queen St., corner of West Oak and North Queen) - Pogue was the 2012 Best in Show Winner. He and his wife create in their studio in Marble Falls, Tx.

Laura Sturtz “Breaking Bounds” (825 West Spring St., at the Palestine Visitor Center) - An abstract interpretation of breaking free and expressing yourself rendered in copper. Sturtz is an Adjunct Professor of Art at Texas State University.

Lottie Minick, Gustavo Galvan and Staci Whitten collaborate on art so that each artist’s talents can be utilized to the fullest. Five pieces in total were accepted by the trio, with each one offering a whimsical and fun take on known objects - “Spin Golly” (813 West Spring St., Farmers Market); “Flying Mermaid” (302 East Crawford, Old Town Palestine); “Kite Quartet” (190 West Spring St., corner of Magnolia and Spring seating area); “Fillmore Fish” (502 North Queen St., Historic Carnegie Library); “Garden Aquarium” (101 East Oak St., Historic Federal Building).

Delbert Beckham “Blackfort Daisy” (115 West Oak, corner of West Oak and North Magnolia);“Nine Forty-eight” (261 East Spring St., United Country Wide Parking Lot);“Eighteen Twenty-one” (315 West Main St., Redland’s Parking Lot, corner of Main St. and John St.) Beckham is an artist from Center, Tx, All of his art is created using found objects. Each piece displays Beckham's sense of humor and whimsy.

A driving map is available at the Palestine Visitor Center, or available for download at www.PalestineMainStreet.org.

For more information on this and other projects of the Main Street department call 903-723-3014 or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PalestineMainStreet.

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