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JCC sculpture garden to hold annual exhibit

"Midnight Serenade, Pos 1" by Pokey Park

Fifteen new additions to the Tucson Jewish Community Center’s sculpture garden will be unveiled on Sunday, March 8, at a free reception from 1-3 p.m. The 6th Annual Sculpture Garden Exhibition features the work of artists from Tucson and across the country.

The opening will be preceeded by an artists’ talk and light brunch, from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. Tickets for this fundraising event are $50 ($35, tax deductible).

Lee Karpiscak, retired assistant director of the University of Arizona Art Museum and juror for the 2015 exhibition, chose this year’s selections from 40 submissions. Members of the sculpture garden committee helped her assess issues of safety, accessibility, site challenges and overall viability for the garden.

“With the recent remodel of the Tucson J’s new fitness center, the symbiotic relationship of the sculpture garden to the facility opens a multitude of opportunities for the Tucson J, the Tucson community and Southern Arizona. This garden is a destination for fans of sculpture and contributes to the rich art and culture that Tucson is so proud of,” says Merlin Cohen, sculpture garden committee chair.

For more information and to view a selection of sculptures in the permanent collection, visit sculpture-garden/.