For those who are around the River Market today, there are two “Easter” bunny sculptures they can visit.
One is Tim Cherry’s Rabbit Reach. The sculpture is located at the corner of Sherman Street and President Clinton Avenue across from the Museum of Discovery.
The sculpture is a gift from Whitlow Wyatt and the Carey Cox Wyatt Charitable Foundation. It was given in memory of George Wyatt and Frank Kumpuris. Those two gentlemen were the fathers of Whitlow Wyatt and Dean & Drew Kumpuris.
Cherry’s sculpture was selected for this spot because of its proximity to children at the Museum and in the River Market district. The design and size of the sculpture encourages children to climb on it and to play around the rabbit. While some public art is situated so it cannot be touched, this one is situated to be touched as part of the appreciation experience.
Laurel Peterson Gregory’s Bunny Bump is featured in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden. Two stylized rabbits make for an interesting piece of artwork when they are not only dancing, but also doing the butt bump while dancing. The smooth surface and color of the bronze add to the illusion. This small piece has been placed on a pedestal to elevate more to eye level.
The sculpture was completed in 2009 and installed in 2010. Gregory has been featured at the Sculpture at the River Market show. (The photo was taken during a recent snow. Hopefully there will be no more of that this year.)
There will be more rabbit sculptures on display at the 2015 Sculpture at the River Market. It is set for April 25 & 26 in the River Market pavilions. There are preview parties on Friday, April 24. For more information, visit the website.