There is a very rare opportunity for an artist to have their work permanently displayed on the grounds of historic Central High School. The recipient of the Sculpture at the River Market 2016 Monument Sculpture Commission Competition will have just that chance. The installation will take place in 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Central High School.
This will be a $60,000 to $80,000 Award. Artists selected into the 2016 Sculpture at the River Market Show & Sale in Little Rock, Arkansas will be eligible for the Central High School Monument Commission Competition. Only 50 artists will be selected to participate in the Show and Sale.
About Central High School: In 1957, the nation watched the Little Rock Nine story unfold as nine black students attempted to enter the previously all-white school. With the help of television news, then in its infancy, the events commanded worldwide attention. Little Rock came to symbolize the federal government’s commitment to eliminating separate systems of education for blacks and whites. When Little Rock Central High School was built in 1927, the American Institute of Architects named Central High School, “The Most Beautiful High School in America”. The high school is still operating today and is the only functioning high school to be located within the boundary of a national historic site.
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