Sculpture program beautifies campus

The KSU campus boasts 28 sculptures – the largest university collection in the state. The collection began almost accidentally with a donation from a former student in 1997.

Georgia (Apr 13, 2006)
The KSU campus boasts 28 sculptures – the largest university collection in the state. The collection began almost accidentally with a donation from a former student in 1997.

The official program‚ known as Sculpture on the Grounds‚ is funded by the Visual Arts Committee and began in fall 2002 with a competition. The winner‚ David Landis‚ a visiting professor at the time‚ created the pieces for “On the Grounds I‚” displayed in front of the student center rotunda. Sculptures for “On the Grounds II” were installed last fall and this spring. “On the Grounds III” is planned for this summer.

“The program exists to enliven the campus‚” Roberta Griffin‚ art professor and coordinator of the project‚ said. “Art should not just be on gallery walls. Sculpture on the Grounds gives people a wider view of art and better appreciation.”

Left−hand column‚ top to bottom:
“Nina II” by Ric Snead
“Leaning Man III” by Viola Frey
“Sculpture on the Grounds I”

Right−hand column‚ top to bottom:
“Touch Me Not‚ Creator” by Michelle Cooper
“Da Capa Con Spirito” by Deanna Stonier
“Quetzal” by Robert Witherspoon





A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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