Bear piece made of forks, knives earns Sculpture Walk’s People’s Choice

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An Ohio artist’s sculpture of a bear made of steel cutlery won the 2018 Sioux Falls SculptureWalk People’s Choice award.

“Bear Lee, Standing,” created by Ohio artist Gary Hovey, was selected by visitors to the annual public art exhibition of sculptures that line the streets of downtown Sioux Falls after earning the most votes in the 15th annual SculptureWalk balloting.

Standing six feet tall near the corner of 11th Street and Phillips Avenue, the grizzly bear sculpture is crafted out of stainless-steel dinner forks and knives. Standing six feet tall, the unique sculpture captured the most votes in the 15th annual SculptureWalk balloting.

SculptureWalk Director Jim Clark had a hunch Hovey’s piece would capture attention in Sioux Falls.

“That minute in May when I saw Bear Lee, Standing
come off the truck, I knew we had another very special sculpture in a very special year,” he said…

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