Salisbury's public art proving popular

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - From the City of Salisbury: Due to the overwhelming positive public response to placing art at I-85 and Innes Street last spring, the Salisbury Public Art Committee will be installing a unique four-piece sculpture in the four quads of the interchange in the next two weeks.

The work, entitled "Salisbury Foursome" is by artist Robert Winkler and is part of the 2014 Salisbury Sculpture Show, featuring 14 unique works of art placed temporarily in outdoor locations convenient to everyone via driving and walking tour.

Winkler says the intent in all of his work is to engage the public. He imagines people walking/driving past and around his outdoor sculptures and seeing a different view from each angle as they appear to move and change form.

After starting the show tour with the Winkler sculptures, you can proceed to the Visitor's Center at 204 East Innes St. where colorful brochures will guide your walking tour and provide a brief description of each piece of art and its creator.

There are 12 in all within walking distance.

The final stop on the tour is in the courtyard of the Student Services Building at Rowan Cabarrus Community College.

The Salisbury Public Art Committee was created by the Community Appearance Commission and Downtown Salisbury, Inc. in 2003 to interpret Salisbury's rich history through art on the streets and make art accessible to all.

Since beginning in 2008, the annual Sculpture Show has gotten bigger and better each year with several pieces purchased for permanent installation.

The City of Salisbury is blessed to have an active arts community that gives residents and visitors something free and fun to do all year long.

There will be no lane closures during installation of the Winkler work.

Funding for the project has been provided by the Rowan Arts Council and private donations.

Details about the Sculpture Show can be found or at Salisbury Sculpture Show on Twitter and Facebook.