Sculpture on Campus
Pima Community College announces a special
exhibition opportunity for three-dimensional artists.
This is the fourth installment of the College’s
Sculpture-On-Campus exhibition program, based at East Campus, 8181
E. Irvington Road. This loaned sculpture program, which started in
2004, provides artists with an impressive institutional venue for
the presentation of contemporary outdoor sculptural works of art.
Each selected piece is displayed on the campus and is protected by
insurance provided by the College. Through this program, artists are
given the opportunity to exhibit their art to the general public in
an educational setting as part of a partnership that turns the East
Campus into an exciting extension of the artist’s studio. This
designated venue for viewing and appreciating public sculpture also
establishes a much-needed art resource for East Side residents.
The campus covers 58 acres of Sonoran Desert near
Pantano and Irvington roads, adjacent to Fred Enke Golf Course,
Atturbury-Lyman Bird & Animal Sanctuary, Lincoln Regional Park
and city of Tucson’s William Clements Recreational Center.
The campus is lush with native Sonoran Desert vegetation, and
maintains a relaxed, comfortable college atmosphere, with buildings
clustered around several small patios and shaded courtyards. The
campus enrolls more than 6,000 students each year. In addition to
the newly renovated Library student center, the campus houses a
health clinic that is used by both the general public and students.
While the College already has identified many sites
for sculpture placement – and poured cement pads in many highly
visible areas, artists may propose other locations to install their
work. For example, space along an extended walkway or paseo to the
south of campus could be an excellent installation space. A variety
of courtyards, open spaces and interior settings also may be
suitable for specific works.
Jason Butler, “Donald Judd, “The Cubes
Alone Were Never Enough!”
Kevin Caron, “Wherever You Go, There You
Joe Dal Pra, “Control and Obsession 2”
Elizabeth Frank, “Earth and Sky”
Barbara Jo McLaughlin, “Anticipation”
Joan Waters, “ultimate reality show”
View slide show of recent installations
Mike Stack, Art Faculty
Pima Community College
8181 E. Irvington Road
Tucson, AZ 85709-4000