VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Alan LeQuire's "Dream Forest" Sculpture Exhibit
September 5 - October 31, 2012
Well-known sculptor Alan LeQuire's "Dream Forest", will be on display in the TRC Rotunda September - October 31. The Dream Forest exhibit includes nine elongated, interpretive human torsos, assembled together on a colossal scale, with tree-like stature. In collaboration with author, Madison Bell, LeQuire edited people's dreams into narrative, poetic forms, which LeQuire incised in the sculptures, embedding them as part of the final surface texture. Viewers can walk among the sculptures as if they are in a dream forest. LeQuire is best known for his colossal sculptures, Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the western hemisphere, in Nashville's Centennial Park, and Musica, one of the largest bronze figure groups in the world, in "the round" on Music Row. His newest exhibit, Cultural Heroes, will be on display at TRC in February 2013, and includes colossal portrait heads of cultural icons Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday, Marian Anderson and Woody Guthrie.
An Artist's Reception is scheduled for Friday, October 19, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and is free and open to the public.