The Kingsport Public Art Committee was created by ordinance of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in 2007. The ordinance also established a “Percent for Art,” allowing 0.75% of the Capital Improvement Project to be designated for art.
Since 2007, programs of the Kingsport Public Art Committee have included:
Sculpture Walk — a temporary exhibit (11 months) of contemporary outdoor sculpture in Downtown Kingsport.
Permanent Public Art Collection — Previous temporary exhibits purchased to stay in the area.
Percent for Art Opportunities/Calls to Artists
Mural Arts Program
Rise Together Kingsport — a temporary sculpture created to represent the combined hopes and dreams of the Kingsport community connected together in a monumental sculpture towering in front of the Renaissance Center and spilling across its lawn to Center Street.
Humanae was a work by the Brazilian artist Angélica Dass, who deployed a chromatic range of the different human skin colors.
Appointed to the Kingsport Public Art Committee by the Mayor and Aldermen:
Joe Zoeller – chair
Dr. Joshua Reid
Jennifer Axsom Adler