Art is alive in downtown Warsaw this summer! Sixteen life-like statues created by American Sculptor Seward Johnson grace the sidewalks and street corners within walking distance of the Courthouse Square. Walk-n-Wander Warsaw is a free exhibit available to visit daily from now through September 28.
These sculptures are an interactive exhibit, so visitors are encouraged to photograph and interact with these fantastic creations! Bring a camera and creative imagination, then enter the photo contest. There are five categories: Age 17 and Under Only, Amateur Artist, Professional Artist, Digitally Enhanced Photo, Mixed Media. A panel of judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. Plus, there will be one People’s Choice award of $250 plus a $100 framing certificate.
The Seward Johnson exhibit can also inspire art in the written word. Kosciusko Literacy Services is sponsoring an essay writing contest. There are four age groups and five categories for judging. Writers are invited to create a story or poem based on one or more of the sculptures on display.
Visit www.warsaw.in.gov for guidelines and details to participate in these contests. Entries for the essay contest will be on display at the September 5 Downtown First Friday event. Entries for the photo contest will be on display at the Latte Lounge and Gallery from September 2 to October 1, 2014.
This is Johnson’s only public exhibit in the Midwest this summer. Pick up a brochure with map at an area business, or download at www.warsaw.in.gov. For questions or further information, contact the Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-800-6090 or www.livewellinthemoment.com.