2020 Sculpture Commission goes to Kathleen Caricof

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Kathleen Caricof was named as the recipient of the $60,000 2020 Sculpture at the River Market Public Monument commission. The name of her sculpture is Synergy. It will be installed in spring 2021 near the entrance of the West Central Community Center located at 8616 Colonel Glenn Road and John Barrow Road.

Caricof’s brushed metal piece will stand 20 feet high, be 12 feet wide, and 10 feet deep. It has two large curved metal ribbons which swoop toward each other before splitting off toward the top. In submitting the proposal, she said,

“The West Central Community Center is a place where people come and go on an everyday basis to enjoy everything the center has to offer. The inspiration for this sculpture is to express the motion of the activities which take place in the Center and the connection it makes among community members. Designed with energy, this tall metal sculpture shows the excitement of the expression of motion. These forms, as simple as they might look, depict the complex movements of athletes and the togetherness of a lively community.

Standing tall, and easy to see, this piece is perfectly suited as a landmark for the nearby pickup and drop off spot by the West Central Community Center’s entrance.”

Caricof, a member of the National Sculptors Guild, will join nine other sculptors who have been recognized previously with Sculpture at the River Market’s Public Art Monument Sculpture commissions.

  • Chapel, whose work The Center was installed near the Junction Bridge. (2011)
  • Bryan Massey, Sr.’s Nautilus. This was installed to the north of the Marriott Hotel near the younger children’s spray fountain. (2012)
  • Ted Schaal, Open Window, placed near the La Petite Roche plaza and First Security Amphitheatre. (2013)
  • Lorri Acott’s Peace, sited at the southeast corner of Main and 2nd Streets (2014)
  • Michael Warrick’s Mockingbird Tree, installed at the corner of Chenal Parkway and Chenal Valley Drive (2015)
  • Clay Enoch’s United, installed at Central High School (2016)
  • Stephen Shachtman’s Arkansas ‘A’, sits at the entrance to the Southwest Community Center (2017)
  • Carol Gold’s Infinite Dance, in Riverfront Park where the Broadway Bridge pedestrian ramp meets the Arkansas River Trail (2018)
  • Theresa Dyer’s Little Rock, recently installed on the grounds of Little Rock City Hall at Markham and Broadway Streets.

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