Located in the North Main neighborhood of downtown, “Garden Boats” is a three-piece, steel sculpture elevated to mimic the unity of earth, water, and sky. Designed by Hattiesburg artist Jennifer Torres, “Garden Boats” features a colorful, airy design encouraging residents and visitors to reflect on their own experiences and mindful state when viewing the art.
“Andy” is located at the Central Bark dog park on West Pine Street in Hattiesburg. The piece was commissioned in likeness of HAPA donors Carey and Sharon Varnado’s beloved dog Andy. Sculptor Ben Watts creates original wildlife, western, and figurative works, as well as commissioned monuments and bronze portraits. His commissioned portraits include NFL great […]
“Cloud Music for Hattiesburg” was commissioned by HAPA in celebration of the many musical offerings available locally. It can be found on Walnut Street in Downtown Hattiesburg. Artist Jennifer Torres was born in Queens, NY, and spent her childhood in Teaneck, NJ. Torres currently lives in Hattiesburg where she is a professor of sculpture and […]
“Dugan’s Riff” is from Davis’s Visual Jazz series and is permanently located in Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg. Sculptor James Davis currently serves as studio technician at The University of West Georgia, a position he previously held at The University of Southern Mississippi. He earned a BFA in sculpture at Southern Miss and MFA […]
Epiphany is located in Downtown Hattiesburg’s Town Square Park. Artist Younkins-Herzog is a sculptor, working in many materials and methods. They began studies at UGA and pursued a MFA in Bloomington, Indiana followed by teaching, traveling and making art in multiple states and countries. Younkins-Herzog’s sculptures are shown throughout the United States; including New York, […]
This work is perfectly at home on the lawn of the former Hattiesburg American building. HAPA purchased it to celebrate the proposed conversion of the old newspaper offices into a community arts space, otherwise a “Reincarnation” of a long vacant building. Matt Amante is a graduate of Western Michigan University and earned an MFA in […]
“The Spike that Binds.” was purchased by the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission, Hattiesburg Arts Council, and Downtown Hattiesburg Association in 2010, prior to HAPA’s founding. This public art is installed at the Historic Train Depot after it won the People’s Choice Award at the All Aboard Sculpture Exhibition curated by local artist Erik Eaves. Artist Jason […]