WMU News

Outdoor sculpture in progress at WMU through Oct. 9

October 1, 1998

KALAMAZOO--An internationally acclaimed sculptor, painter and printmaker is on the Western Michigan University campus through Friday, Oct. 9, to build one of his signature ship forms as part of the ongoing WMU Sculpture Tour Program.

Art students and others interested in the unique project are helping Kansas City, Mo., artist Robert Stackhouse build the large, outdoor sculpture in a grassy area between Sangren Hall and the Wesley Foundation. Work is going on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Since the early 1970s, Stackhouse has created large-scale, semi-abstract constructions often resembling boat or serpentine forms. His spare, curved, often A-frame shapes, made of simple, rough sawn wooden strips, also suggest massive skeletal structures or archaeological remnants.

For more information, persons should call Carol Rhodes, WMU Sculpture Tour administrator, at (616) 387-2433.

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