Public Art League is proud to announce the installation of Fettle, a sculpture by Luke W. Achterberg, Friday, September 20th. The sculpture was installed on the corner of Neil Street and Stadium Drive in Champaign. Fettle represents the 35th sculpture Public Art League has brought to the community, and its installation is possible thanks to the generous support of Champaign Telephone Company, and Michael & Connie Hosier.
Sculptor Luke W. Achterberg exhibits both indoor and outdoor work throughout the United States and Switzerland. He obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky, where he also received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award from the International Sculpture Center. Since that time, he has been teaching sculpture and ceramics at Morehead State University, and completing a residency at Art-St-Urban in Switzerland. He maintains his studio in Lexington, Kentucky, where he recently completed a body of work for a solo exhibition with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City.
In describing Fettle, Achterberg states, “Street art versus fine art is a central theme for my work. Being schooled as a fine artist sometimes comes into direct conflict with by blue-collar background and my association with underground and counter-culture movements. Therefore, I seek balance, and I metaphorically express this in the work through the form and color of each piece.”