Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 A.R.T. Artist Bill Lieb Juried into the Sculpt Siouxland Exhibition in Sioux City!

"Bird #4" - kinetic sculpture ©Bill Lieb

Bill Lieb, long-time Artisan Road Trip artist, recently had one of his public sculpture pieces juried into the Sculpt Siouxland exhibition in Sioux City. The exhibit is sponsored by an organization of community leaders in partnership with the Sioux City Art Center. The sculpture was installed June 8, 2017 at the corner of 4th Avenue and Pierce Street, about one block northwest of the Sioux City Art Center (shown in the distant background),  and will remain in place there for one year. 

The 10.5 foot tall abstract sculpture is titled "Bird #4" and is part of a series of five large public sculptures fabricated by the artist in the past two years. The triangular base is weathering steel, the two wing features above the base are stainless steel and the top spinner is aluminum. The piece is kinetic and is activated by the breeze to present curious bewildering movements to engage the viewer in playful conversation.

This is the sixth sculpture entered by Bill Lieb and accepted into the Sculpt Siouxland yearly exhibition over the exhibits thirteen year history. The building at the right is the Great Southern Bank.

See more of Lieb's work at his web site -  and on the 2017 Artisans Road Trip web site at -

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Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames!

"Song for the Broken"
photograph - ©Penny Adam

2017 A.R.T. Artist Penny Adam has been included in the Octagon Center for the Arts "Community of Artists" Biennial Exhibit in Ames, Iowa.

Penny, a photographer in this years Artisans Road Trip, speaks about her selected work in the Octagon exhibit -  "The French Quarter of New Orleans is such an interesting place! With so much to see, and do, there are photo opportunities around every corner. "Song for the Broken" was taken somewhere in the French Quarter while the morning crews were cleaning up after last night's revelry. The message is what first caught my eye with the colors and textures also contributing to the image."

The 2017"Community of Artists" exhibit is showing from June 2 through July 27th.  More information about the exhibit can be found at

You can also learn more about Penny Adam at the A.R.T. web site at

Watch for more on the exhibits and artists of the Artisans Road Trip!