By: Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Shoppers at the Meadowbrook Shopping Center at 95th and Nall in Prairie Village will soon be enjoying two new sculptures, thanks to a collaboration between the Prairie Village Arts Council and R.H. Johnson Company. As part of their Rotating Outdoor Sculpture Program, these two organizations will be awarding two-year contracts to two artists to create and install art pieces at two sites just east of the Big Biscuit restaurant. In addition to these new sculptures, a water feature is being planned for the location.
According to the call for artwork proposal, the selected pieces should be “whimsical, kinetic, eye-catching, sound-making, and/or physically interactive.” The winning sculptures will not only capture the attention and engagement of the public, but should be suitable for “sitting, climbing, and interaction by children.”
“We are super excited about this project,” said Bonnie Limbird, Prairie Village City Council member and Arts Council Chair. “We have seen a
true renaissance of this area thanks to the Meadowbrook Park investment and renovation that happened five years ago. These new sculptures, along with the new gallery we are implementing at the Park Clubhouse, demonstrate the importance of the arts to Prairie Village."
The deadline for artists to submit images of their artwork is December 5.
To submit artwork and for more information, click here: https://bit.ly/MDBKpublicart.