McMurry University–Abilene’s 33nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
Abilene’s 33nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: SculpTOUR will open Friday Sept. 12 with a reception at McMurry University from 5-6 p.m. in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center. The two-day annual event brings sculptors from across Texas to Abilene for a weekend of art, music and artistic collaboration. All events are free to the public.McMurry alumnus Z. Miles Mayfield will join with Abhidnya Ghuge and Sue Duran for an indoor sculpture exhibit while the outdoor sculpture exhibit will feature Ken Little and Danville Chadbourne at the McMurry event. The exhibit inside in the Ryan Gallery runs from August 27-September 27. Also, a photography exhibit in McMurry’s Gypsy Ted Gallery featuring “McMurry in the British Isles: Images from May 2014” will run from August 27-September 27.A second opening reception for SculpTOUR will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at The Grace Museum with the exhibit “Altered States” featuring three artists: “Lucid Dreams” by Kelly Fearing, “Ordinary Mysteries” with Keith Carter and “Paper Cuts” by Julie Speed, who will also give an artist talk.The SculpTOUR continues on Saturday, Sept. 13, with an exhibit reception at Hardin-Simmons University’s Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. featuring artist Jeffie Brewer’s talk “What Does It All Mean?”Saturday’s events conclude with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Center for Contemporary Arts featuring the art of William Cannings: “Soft Cells,” Jill Hendrix: “Beyond Mediocrity,” Warren Taylor: “Now and Again,” and the 33rd outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring sculptors Jeffie Brewer, Ken Little, Simon Saleh, and Lauren Selden.