'Exhilaration' Added to the Brock Commons

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Modeled after the Japanese character for “exhilaration,” a new sculpture arrives on the Longwood University campus as a part of the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program. Following the sculpture's installation, artist Wayne Trapp will offer a free, public lecture at Bedford Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m.

The steel sculpture is titled Back from Kyoto: A Visual Haiku and measures 6' x 10' x 16'. The piece is inspired by Trapp's study of calligraphy during his time in Japan.

Sculptor Wayne Trapp works in stone and steel, creating outdoor pieces for corporations and private clients. Based in North Carolina, he is known for his commissioned works throughout the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Germany and England.

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Selected by Longwood University art students, sculptures that appear as part of the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program remain on campus for two years. The rotating display of art showcases a variety of styles, materials, and artists. The program is sponsored by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Longwood University Office of Capital Planning and Construction, and the Longwood University Office of Facilities Management. More information about the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program is available on the LCVA's web site at: http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/exhibits/brock/brock.html, or call 295-2206.