2016 OSE Opening Night Artists' Reception

2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opening Night Reception

July 15, 2016

5:30-8:00 pm @ the Page-Walker Arts and History Center


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The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Opening Night reception features nationally recognized sculptors from across the country who will be in town to install their beautiful sculptures around the Cary Town Hall Campus and along Academy Street as part of the 2016 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

This celebratory evening will feature beautiful spanish guitar played by Dennis Aberle, local fare and delicious beverages at the beautiful Page-Walker Arts & History Center in Downtown Cary! You will have the exclusive opportunity to mingle with the artists and jurors Juliana Novozhilova and Bill Rodgers from SAS. Even Mayor Harold Weinbrecht will be joining us to share a few words about the impact of public art on Cary! The jurors will announce the highly anticipated Best in Show prize. 


Creative entertainment includes:


Guided Drumming Tours | Greg Whitt of Drum for Change will be our our Pied Piper, leading us around the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition with his drums and creating improvisational rhythmic responses to each of the sculptures!

Greg Whitt believes life is richer when we communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with one another and with the world around us. He pushes the boundaries of public art to show it can be impermanent, interactive, and kinesthetic. Greg thinks merely visual or auditory observations only scratch the surface. His rhythmic instigations create fun and mindful occasions where everyone embraces and embodies the experience through hands-on participation.

Special Dance Performances | COMPANY will be performing snippets of their piece "No. 15" at the OSE Opening Reception as a preview of the brand new dances they are choreographing in response to the 2016 OSE sculptures. The premiere of those pieces is coming in Fall 2016!

COMPANY is a contemporary dance company based in Durham, NC. By utilizing both composition and improvisation, and reconsidering existing ideas about movement and content, artistic director Justin Tornow experiments with the formality of modern and contemporary dance. COMPANY is currently comprised of 4 dance artists developing and presenting new work at various local and regional performances. 



We will also celebrate the five recipients of the 2nd Annual CVA Young Cary Artists Scholarships. Funded in part by Mercedes-Benz of Cary and Wells Fargo, this program awards $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors who demonstrate artistic excellence and plan to continue their artistic studies at an accredited college or university in the fall. The following students were selected on the basis of artistic merit, interdisciplinary creativity, community involvement, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities:


  • Madeline Denton, Athens Drive High School
  • Felix Chang, Green Hope High School
  • Lavanya Gunturi, Green Hope High School
  • Emerald Johnston, Cary High School
  • Julia McGillicuddy, Cardinal Gibbons High School
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