City of Greenville hosts new traveling art exhibit

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) — The city of Greenville announced Friday the opening of “The Big Dog Show.”

“The Big Dog Show” is a collection of 20 steel sculptures created by Dale Rodgers, an artist from Boston. The sculptures are on display at Cleveland Park, ONE City Plaza and RiverPlace until the show ends July 25.

The sculptures have been part of 22 exhibitions in 11 different cities across the country. However, this is the first time it will be featured in the Carolinas.

Each dog is eight feet tall and ten feet long. Besides the dogs, the exhibit also includes a version of the original drawing, “Dog, Cat, Bird”.

City officials said they first heard of Rodgers when he placed first in the three-dimensional art category at the 2021 Artisphere festival. Artisphere is even sponsoring one of the sculptures in the exhibit!

“We are honored to welcome Artisphere Award winner Dale Rogers to Greenville and join cities such as Phoenix, AZ, Orlando, FL and Cincinnati, OH as hosts to this dynamic collection,” said Kerry Murphy, President and CEO of Artisphere. “Public art, when woven into the fabric of a community, temporarily or permanently, adds to the vibrancy of the city.”

For more information on “The Big Dog Show”, you can visit greenvillesc.gov/thebigdogshow Where @gvilleevents on social networks.


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Reggie S. Williams