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Art in Lubbock

Fourth outdoor sculpture created by Lubbock artist

William Cannings submits “Black Pink”

Posted: August 16, 2012 – 7:11pm  |  Updated: August 17, 2012 – 12:22am
"Black Pink," a sculpture by Lubbock artist William Cannings, is the fourth piece of public art installed outdoors by Visit Lubbock since July 19.  Provided by William Cannings

Provided by William Cannings
“Black Pink,” a sculpture by Lubbock artist William Cannings, is the fourth piece of public art installed outdoors by Visit Lubbock since July 19.
A-J ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

The spotlight will be on a Lubbock artist when the fourth outdoor sculpture in Visit Lubbock’s Art on the Llano is installed today.

“Black Pink,” a sculpture created by Lubbock artist William Cannings, will be located next to the eastbound frontage road off the Marsha Sharp Freeway approaching 19th Street in front of the La Quinta Inn.

Cannings was born in Manchester, England, and earned his master’s of fine arts degree from Syracuse University.

Seven sculptures eventually will be installed along Lubbock roadways over the course of a year, all easily visible to motorists because the height of each piece ranges from 7 to 15 feet.

With the first four sculptures installed, Art on the Llano Committee members will issue a call for more submissions, inviting artists from across Texas to submit sculpture proposals.

The final three sculptures will be selected in the spring of 2013 and installed that summer.

Each sculpture in the Art on the Llano project is being loaned by the artist for two years.

Funding for the project is credited to a two-year grant, with transportation costs, underwritten by the Underwood Center and Studio West.