A Note from the Artist
This sculpture depicts the lunar eclipse and celestial bodies in motion.
Medium: steel and paint
Visit Hannajubran.com to learn more about the artist!
The City of Lakeland, Florida, in cooperation with the Polk Museum of Art, is accepting submissions from sculptors to participate in The 20th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Submitted sculptures will be juried by representatives from the City of Lakeland, the Polk Museum of Art, and members of the local art community. The top-scoring sculptures will be selected for a one-year exhibition in downtown Lakeland, Florida. Sculptures will be on loan from February 2020 through February 2021. Sculptures will be publicized and a People’s Choices Award will be given based on the voting of the community. Submit your application by December 31st, 2019.
The 19th Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition is on display on the Lemon Street Promenade now through the end of 2019. Many may not be aware that the sculptures found on Lemon Street are a part of a special exhibit that changes annually. This year’s competition has brought a diverse array of sculptures to those blocks of downtown Lakeland.
A call to artists was put out in the fall of 2018 asking for sculpture submissions to be considered. A jury comprised of City staff, Polk Museum of Art representatives, and members of the arts community in Lakeland gathered to review and jury the pieces submitted. Over 60 submissions narrowing them down to the 10 to be displayed over the next year.
Congratulations to the 2019 People's Choice Award winner, George Retkes of St. Petersburg, FL for "Obeliral"! Visit the City of Lakeland's Facebook Page to see how everyone voted!
Covering three (3) blocks of Lemon Street between South Florida Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue, a visit to the FLOSC sculptures is perfect for a quick weekend outing or a quick lunch break.
According to City of Lakeland Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Pam Page, “The sculptures on Lemon Street were introduced to provide free access to public art for all who live in and visit our community. We are fortunate to live in a city that recognizes the value public art introduces to our culture and well-being.”
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