Artist Jack Denton has completed his newest sculpture Villa Aviana, which means “house of birds” that can be seen at Rock City Gardens. This makes the sixth piece of art installed at Rock City since 2009.
Mr. Denton said, “The concept for this work is based on the idea of what the iconic See Rock City Birdhouse might look like if the birds made their own house from native plants.”
While his art is well-known in this area, his work reaches as far as Russia, making him the first American sculptor to have a piece installed there. Mr. Denton has produced 27 solo shows of his art since 1974, including two at the Hunter Museum of American Art.
Mr. Denton is chairman of the McCallie Art Department, just completing his 40th year of teaching art. Though he is retiring this spring, his tenure has included being a former Hamilton County High School Teacher of the Year. He has a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education in Art Education from UTC.
Rock City Gardens strives to serve as a leading cultural entertainment innovator. By partnering with local artisans, along with the growing festival and event calendar at the attraction, Rock City provides high level quality and variety to the hundreds of thousands of guests annually.
Other artists who have their work on display at Rock City include John Henry, Roger Halligan, Isaac Duncan, John McLeod and Michael Brandt.
Just six miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is an enchanted, 4,100-foot walking trail showcasing lush gardens, caves and soaring rock formations.