Friday, September 11, 2015

"Eye of Uxmal" Meets iHotel

"Eye of Uxmal"
by James K. Johnson
Pictured: James K. Johnson (left) with son, Brent Johnson

The Public Art League is pleased to welcome "Eye of Uxmal" by James K. Johnson (Charleston, IL) to Champaign.  The sculpture was installed on Sept. 11, 2015 at the corner of First St. and St. Mary's Road (by the iHotel).

"Eye of Uxmal" stands 14' tall and is constructed of Cor-Ten steel.  James K. Johnson states that he is interested in creating works of art that cause the viewer to become aware of their surroundings while reflecting upon past experiences that have shaped their personal and private lives.

A big thank you to Fox/Atkins Development, LLC for the site sponsorship of this piece.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Dakota Memories" in Illinois

"Dakota Memories"
by Shawn Morin

The Public Art League welcomes "Dakota Memories" near the corner of Chester and Neil Streets in downtown Champaign.  The sculpture is installed near Quality (bar) across the street from the City Building.

"Dakota Memories" is the second sculpture by artist Shawn Morin in downtown Champaign through the Public Art League program and is constructed of Mount Rushmore granite, marble and steel.  Morin's other sculpture, "Remembering Horeb," is installed nearby.

"Dakota Memories" is the 51st sculpture installed by PAL since 2010.  Thank you to the "Friends of PAL" for bringing it to the community.