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Art Reception for new Art on Loan Sculpture - Oct. 24

Expires [Monday, October 24, 2016]

CONTACT:April Bishop
Cultural Arts Coordinator
(913) 663-9157

EVENT:Artist Reception

DATE:Monday, October 24, 2016

TIME:6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:Lawn west of the front of Leawood City Hall
4800 Town Center Drive, Leawood KS 66211



The Art in Public Places Initiative of the Leawood Arts Council is pleased to announce the temporary installation of a sculpture by Beth Nybeck. The mild and stainless steel sculpture titled Point Defiance will be located on the lawn on the southwest corner of the Leawood City Hall property for at least two years.

The Art in Public Places Initiative of the Leawood Arts Council will host a reception for the artist on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the installation site. In the event of rain the reception will be held in the lobby of Leawood City Hall. Please join us for refreshments from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Meet the artist and view the sculpture.

Point Defiance is the ninth temporary installation of the “Art on Loan Program”, which provides local artists the opportunity to display their work to the residents of Leawood for one year.

The abstract sculpture stands 7.5’ high X 7’ long X 4’ wide and sits on top of Kansas limestone rock base. The piece, an abstract representation of an animal, was constructed in 2009. Since its creation, Point Defiance has previously been exhibited in Iowa, Indiana, Florida and Colorado.

Beth Nybeck is a local artist rapidly gaining national attention for her large scale constructed metal sculptures which she fabricates herself. She recently completed an installation titled “Tapestry” for Johnson County located at the Johnson County Justice Annex. She has other pieces in Johnson County and around the metropolitan area.

A Fine Arts graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Nybeck now works from her studio in the West Bottoms. The City of Leawood is honored to have her work on exhibition. Nybeck is the first female sculptor represented in the public art collection either by permanent installation or “art-on-loan”.

For more information please contact the Leawood Cultural Arts Coordinator at 913-663-9157.

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