There will be an opening reception and exhibition next Saturday for N4 at Invasion - a new public sculpture on McCalliie Avenue.
In a cooperative endeavor between the Trenton Arts Council and Companias Standard, a 3,000-pound carved sandstone by Bob Dombrowski will be installed across from Warner Park.
Mr. Dombrowski has exhibited and performed internationally and has done public commissions in Seattle, Philadelphia, Buffalo, New York, Chattanooga and Trenton. Ga.
A reception for the artist will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. in conjunction with a group exhibition at “Invasion Gallery”, 1200 McCallie Ave. (at Spruce) where the stone sculpture will be installed.
The exhibition curated by the Trenton Arts Council titled “Outsiders; Extremists; and Children”, will include works from private collections as well as work by contemporary regional artists. It will be a one-day exhibit focused upon the mutual similarities of art created by people within those identities.
"There is that strain that runs like a stream alongside mainstream art... bubbling up directly from the wellsprings of the soul," commented Mr. Dombrowski.
The gallery reception is free to the public. The Undoctored Originals will be playing music and light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be available.
"We view the Dombrowski sculpture and the Invasion Gallery as part of the renewal of McCallie Avenue. This is an exciting venue for public art," remarked William Back, vice president of Companias Standard, a sponsor of the event. "We are indeed fortunate to have a Dombrowski on display in Chattanooga, and we hope to see more art from the UTC campus eastward into Highland Park and beyond."