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Abilene celebrates 40 years of outdoor sculpture with new additions



Friday afternoon in Abilene, artist from around Texas were busy assembling their master pieces along north first street by the railroads.

One of the four sculptures on display is called ‘Milestone.’

“It’s kind of a tribute who my daughter, Erin, passed away at seven years old,” said artist Tim Glover. “It’s in memory of her.”

Another piece, “Messenger: Which Way Blows The Wind?” by Joe Barrington.

You’ll also see some prairie dogs by Carter Ernst.

“I brought up a couple of prairie dogs that are over sized rodents,” said Ernst.”

Her husbands’ sculpture will be a wild horse piece with the title “Carousel.”

“It’s about a 13 foot tall sculpture of cut out horses that are all painted up and wild with different patterns and stuff and bucking in different directions,” said artist Paul Kittelson.

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council’s Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Committee organized the exhibition in partnership with the City of Abilene Community Services Department, McMurry University and the Center for Contemporary Arts.