If you take a look around The University of Texas at Tyler's campus, you'll notice a few large and distinctive life-sized sculptures dotted throughout the property. Over the last couple of years, various pieces have come and gone as gifts from artists from around the country, following an juried exhibit held in conjunction with a Sculpture Network of Texas symposium on campus. Initially, 17 sculptures were on display for public viewing indoors and outside. Those pieces have gradually been reduced to about eight, as they eventually are returned to the artist. One however, a stainless steel sculpture by a Dallas artist, has been donated to the university and will remain there. In the meantime, students and visitors must enjoy the sizable pieces of art while they are there. "I think The University of Texas at Tyler, over the last year and a half or so, has had such a strong outdoor exhibit by highly respected sculpture artists from around the region," said Dewane Hughes, associate professor of art at UT Tyler. "I hope in the future we can do this again."
Yellow: "Hurricane" by Mac Hornecker, Arkadelphia Arkansas (deceased), steel and sparrow concrete
Blue: "After Midnight" by Ben Woitena, Houston, steel and granite
Tires: sculpture by Joe Barrington, Throckmorton Texas, steel and tires,
Bricks: sculpture by Fred Spaulding, Fort Worth
Metal: "Intersecting Intersections," George Toblofky, Dallas, donated to the school, stainless steel
White with honeycomb pattern: "Lure 2.0," by Steve Atwood, Wichita, Kansas, steel, LED lights and solar panel.
Rusty metal: Simon Saleh, former student and graduate student at UT Texas San Antonio, steel
White geometrical: "Tornadic Triangle" by Richard Hyslin, art professor at The University of Texas—Pan American, steel