Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Mark and Julie Phillips Sculpture Garden

Mission: The Mark and Julie Phillips Sculpture Garden will be a place for the University and the broader community to experience student and professional works.  It will be a space where people can linger and enjoy diverse works of art that interact with the surrounding environment.  It will be a special experience that will educate and inspire greater artistic awareness.

Location: Between Blessing Hall and Millis Gym, with pieces continuing throughout the hillside.

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Featured sculptures:

1) Portal To Knowledge, installed 2011, concrete. Artists: Sculpture class of 2011

2) Knowledge Takes Flight, installed 2012, concrete. Artists: Andrea Wheless (faculty), Janis Dougherty (faculty), Bill Donnan (visiting artist), Amanda Holcomb (student), Alexis Pennacchio (student), Alexis Goldman (student).

3) Cascade of the Hill, installed 2013, steel and aluminum. Artist: Jeff Keifer. This sculpture was purchased by the School of Art and Design. Cascade of the Hill is based on the organic slope and curvature that nature creates on the landscape around us.  The natural rust finish connects the piece to its earthly surroundings making it blend with the environment.

4) Artifact, installed 2014, concrete and steel. Artists: Adrian Boggs (faculty), Peter Dezzi (student), Christopher Doyle, Jenna Myer, Jordan Skyler (student), David Vidri (student). The figures illustrate the overlap of civilizations through time and discuss the nature and inevitability of change in society.


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