Thanks to Grovewood Gallery, Biltmore Park Town Square in Asheville, N.C., has a brand new look and feel. The gallery installed seven giant wind sculptures, two whimsical butterfly benches and a towering dog sculpture along Town Square Boulevard. The sculptures were created by artists Lyman Whitaker, Francis Vega and Dale Rogers, and were chosen to complement the gallery’s annual “Sculpture for the Garden” exhibition.
“Our goal is to get more exposure for the exhibition in a different setting, and to reach visitors who may not come to our side of Asheville,” explains general manager Sherry Masters.
Biltmore Farms, LLC, one of the companies behind the mixed-use facility Biltmore Park Town Square, is an advocate of the craft community in Asheville, and also partners with the nonprofit HandMade in America. “We feel it is important to stimulate the creative side of our brains and to encourage imaginative works by artist and craftspeople,” says president Jack Cecil.
“The success of our annual outdoor sculpture exhibition prompted us to seek out local area business partners to show how outdoor sculpture can be mixed into residential and corporate settings,” adds Masters, who says she chose to showcase the gallery’s top-selling artists in the long-term installation. The temporary exhibition “Sculpture for the Garden” runs through Dec. 31.