Sculpture Dedication by Mark di Suvero and Artist Panel by Park Place Gallery Founders

Event: Public dedication of a monumental sculpture by renowned artist Mark di Suvero on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The installation and dedication of "Clock Knot" at the northeast corner of Dean Keeton Street and Speedway is an initiative of the university's new public art program, Landmarks.

The dedication corresponds to the Blanton Museum of Art opening of "Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York," an exhibition curated by Art History Professor Linda Henderson that will be on view from Sept. 28-Jan. 18, 2009. Four of the founders of the Park Place Gallery will talk informally about their pioneering venture. Henderson will moderate the panel composed of di Suvero, Dean Fleming, Tamara Melcher and Forrest Myers. The artist panel and sculpture dedication are free and open to the public.

When: Dedication of "Clock Knot" will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept 26.

Park Place artists' panel will be at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept 26.

Where: Dedication of "Clock Knot" will be on the northeast corner of Dean Keeton Street and Speedway.

Park Place artists' panel will be in the ACES Building in the Avaya Auditorium, room 2.302.

A campus map can be found online.

Background: The 41-foot tall sculpture "Clock Knot" will be on long-term loan from the artist and Spacetime C.C., di Suvero's studio in Long Island City, courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery. The university intends to purchase this piece for its public art collection. Henderson will share insight into di Suvero's artistic contribution and his monumental sculpture at the artists' panel. Professor Kurt Heinzelman from the College of Liberal Arts will read his poem "Clock Knot Square Dance," written especially for this occasion.

For more information about this event visit the Landmarks or Blanton Museum of Art Web sites.