Bentonville, AR...The Bentonville Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) is pleased to announce the installation of a temporary artwork at the southwest corner of NW A Street and Tiger Boulevard. Double Slit Skyline by Texas sculptor Dewane Hughes was installed Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The artwork is a steel sculpture approximately 16 feet tall by 5 feet wide. Hughes describes Double Slit Skyline as “a reference to the quantum mechanical double slit experiment that helped determine that outcome is based on perspective.” The artwork recreates that concept formally by framing two adjacent perspectives of the world around us. Double Slit Skyline will be on display for approximately one year.
Hughes is a Distinguished Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas at Tyler. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He was recently nominated for the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award.
The PAAC consists of seven members appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. They are responsible for serving as an advisory capacity to City Council for recommending artwork to be placed on public property. The PAAC envisions Bentonville with successful and engaging public spaces of distinctive character where citizens and visitors will encounter works of public art that will surprise and delight with artwork that celebrates the city’s history, its entrepreneurial spirit and growing diversity.
More details about the artwork and artist are available online at www.bentonvillepublicart.com