2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Art Exhibition | Photos of the sculptures near the lake

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    Angles, Shadows, Bill McGrath (steel); 2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Confluence, Boyan Marinov (stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Windsurfer, Bob Emser (stainless steel & painted aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Mohawk, Donald Noon (Cor-Ten steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Birds of Fire,Ted Sitting Crow Garner (painted steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Sprezzatura, Andrew Light (stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Sunder Planet, Stephen Luecking (painted plywood);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Brushy Mountain,J. Taylor Wallace(steel, mirror-polish stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Surge, Jaci Willis (stainless steel & blue glass);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Vita Blue, Ben Woitena (painted steel & burnished stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Kelpies, Andy Scott (mild steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Another Thought, Mike Brown (limestone);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Airship, Dean Langworthy (concrete & steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Give, Dusty Folwarczny (salvaged steel & polymer);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Transformation,Fisher Stolz (stainless steel & bronze);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Shapeshifter, Michael Grucza;2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Nautilus,Suzanne Horwitz (aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Living Sculpture, Jason Verbeek (Cor-Ten steel & sedum plants);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Bouquet, Terry Karpowicz (steel & granite);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Transcendent-3GP, Ray Katz;2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Red Dancer,Gary Kulak (painted steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Three Liner, Evan Lewis;2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Expanding Universe, Eric Lindsey (granite, steel & fiberglass);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Stones, Margot McMahon (silver maple); 2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Flamenco Revisited, Ruth Migdal (painted stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Folding Forms, Christopher Newman (aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    My Grandfather's Start-Up, George Tobolowsky (welded steel & found objects);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Metal Response, Bill Vielher (aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Balancing Act, John Adduci (aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Urban Moai Figure, Andrew Arvantes (stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    String Theory, Mike Baur (steel & concrete);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Ruby Rollin's Roving House,Verita Boxer (powder-coated stainless steel & aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    New Day, Jeffrey Breslow (Granite boulder, stones & steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Celestial Trio, Bruce Niemi (stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Love/Embrace, Leslie Bruning (powder-coated stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Gyr Family Cycle, Perci Chester (textured stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Fern Temple IV, Austin Collins (painted steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Nesting Loft, Margaret Lanterman (cedar & marine rope);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Stone Wobble, Derick Malkemus (steel, stainless steel & concrete);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Early Hatch, Joey Manson (steel, concrete & paint);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    The Wave, Mike Helbing (stainless steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Bountiful Bench, ChrisTina Murphy (bronze);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Geisha II, Jean Jacques Porret (bronze);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Cross-Pollination, Christine Rojek (aluminum);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Die Tragodie dritter Teil, John Sauve (painted steel & armor plate);Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Regent, Eric Steele, (welded steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Narrow Horse, Joseph Sumichrast (cast bronze);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Structure #9, Gunnar Theel (welded Cor-Ten steel);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Funky Flag w. Pole Protector/ Never Surrender, Charles Yost (steel & powder coat paint);2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Chicago Industrial, Marshall Svendsen;2012-13 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Manilla, Robert Craig (steel); 2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

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    Bas-Relief Billboard, Christine Perri (stained cedar and charred oak); 2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Photograph: Jyoti Srivastava

Angles, Shadows, Bill McGrath (steel); 2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The lakefront has long been the Chicagoan's go-to for bumming on the beach or a stroll near the water–but now, world-class art?


Showcasing over fifty sculptures and spanning lakefront parkland from Belmont Harbor to Grant Park, the 2012-2013 Chicago Parks Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is the largest such exhibition Chicago has seen in over a decade. The juried public exhibition highlights the work of many Chicago-based sculptors, but also displays pieces from Texas, Scotland, and a smattering of other locations.


The exhibition runs in tandem with the International Sculpture Center Conference, held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in October, and the sculptures will remain on display along the lakefront until the Fall of 2013.  


Here's a map with all of the sculpture locations, click on the blue marker to see info on each sculpture:



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