The 13th Street Committee will feature UNI Professor of Art Tom Stancliffe at the scrambler event Saturday.
Stancliffe will give his presentation "Contemporary Public Art: Context, Content and Process" at 10 a.m. Stancliffe is a sculptor and professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa. His professional creative work focuses on the design and production of site-specific, large-scale metal sculptures for exterior and interior locations.
He strives to create work that engages the historical, visual and functional context of a given site. He has completed over 20 commissioned works for public art collections throughout Iowa and across the nation. He has completed several projects in a design team context including the World War II Memorial at the State Capitol and the IDOT I80 Iowa Welcome Center in Cedar County.
His most notable recent project, titled "To Wing," is a series of three soaring, stainless steel sculptures at the entrance to the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids. These sculptures, reaching nearly 60 feet in height, celebrate the Wright brothers' achievements and their connection to Cedar Rapids.
Stancliffe, originally from Rockford, Ill., is a sculptor who now lives and maintains a large studio in rural New Hartford. He has completed more than 20 major commissioned works for public art collections throughout Iowa and across the nation. He has been a professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa since 1988 and also helped establish public art programs in the communities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo.