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ANDY

BEN WATTS

“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 Walter Payton and U.S. Senator Howell Heflin of Alabama and an 11-foot monument to the memory of legendary archer Fred Bear for the Wonders of Wildlife Museum at Bass Pro Shops’ Springfield, MO facility.

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ANDY

BEN WATTS

“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 […]

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CLOUD MUSIC FOR HATTIESBURG

JENNIFER TORRES
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“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 ceramics at The University of Southern Mississippi. Her works have exhibited throughout the country and can be seen at www.jentorres.com.

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CLOUD MUSIC FOR HATTIESBURG

JENNIFER TORRES

“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 […]

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DUGAN’S RIFF

JAMES DAVIS

“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 from East Carolina University. Davis has exhibited in five countries and has works in private and public collections throughout the South.

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DUGAN’S RIFF

JAMES DAVIS

“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 […]

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EPIPHANY

JONI YOUNKINS-HERZOG

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, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, the “Art Prize” in Grand Rapids, Michigan and abroad in Italy, Columbia, Peru, Poland, and Ghana, Africa. Their works are products of feminine mystique and perspective

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EPIPHANY

JONI YOUNKINS-HERZOG

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, […]

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REINCARNATION

MATT AMANTE
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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 sculpture at East Carolina University. He currently resides in Winterville, NC, and teaches at Pitt Community College. His works are included in permanent collections throughout the Southeast and can be seen at www.mattamante.com.

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REINCARNATION

MATT AMANTE

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 […]

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THE SPIKE THAT BINDS.

JASON KIMES

“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 Kimes says that the work, popularly referred to around town as Spike Man, is a reference to the importance of the train system in a developing society, particularly how it bound groups of people that were otherwise disconnected, especially during the days before the automobile became ubiquitous.

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THE SPIKE THAT BINDS.

JASON KIMES

“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 […]

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