Proposals for the Tower Center Unity Square art element have been narrowed to five as the Design Committee looks for a statement piece that fits in with both the Price Tower and the Bartlesville Community Center.
The call for entries drew 23 local, national and international submissions.
“We were really pleased with the outcome. We had several from the community and several were international submissions,” said Scott Ambler of Ambler Architects.
The art element to be built outdoors between the Bartlesville Community Center and Price Tower will also include a water feature for kids and adults alike.
“The quality of the submissions were really outstanding,” Ambler said. “It will be fun to see what they come up with.
“It will be a statement piece. Something we can really be proud of.”
The five artists in the running include: Stan Carroll, Adam Lanman, Amie Jacobsen, Matthew Geller and Matthew Placzek.
Geller’s biography page said he is from New York City and he is inspired by often overlooked or under-utilized environments, from solitary imaginary worlds within brick walls to public alleyways and sprawling communal spaces. His work aims to amplify or augment raw materials and asks the viewer to engage with both the actuality and potentiality of each of these materials.
Jacobsen splits her time between her home in Colorado and the Kansas City area. She is a multi-facetted artist and designer currently producing work in sculptures, furniture, and painting.
Lanman of Oklahoma City began carving out a unique practice that combines his love of design at all levels. His skillset is in architecture and urbanism, and he has a passion for public space and its potential for social and community development.
As president of Beyond Metal, Carroll is a hands-on designer of sculpture, architecture, furniture, and architectural metal specialties.
An artist for more than three decades, Placzek of Omaha, Nebraska, creates sculptures that range from small pieces to…