TMA to Install Sculptures Weighing up to 3,000 Pounds

Artist George Tobolowsky on Site for Installation

8.16.2010

August 16, 2010 (TYLER, TX) – On Tuesday, August 17, the Tyler Museum of Art will install four large-scale sculptures by Texas artist George Tobolowsky on the Museum grounds adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus at 1300 South Mahon Avenue in Tyler. The installation process will begin after 1:00 p.m., and the artist will be available for questions beginning at 2:30 p.m.

An 100-foot crane will be used to install the pieces, which weigh up to 3,000 pounds each. The sculptures are created from pieces of salvaged metal chosen by Tobolowsky from scrap yards and then assembled into dynamic, abstract sculpture. This outdoor installation offers a preview of the TMA’s upcoming exhibition, Substance & Form: The Art of George Tobolowsky, on view inside the Bell Gallery September 5 – November 28, 2010. This exhibition is organized by Grace Museum, Abilene. The final selection of works to appear at TMA will vary from those shown in Abilene. Collectors’ Circle sponsors are Betty and Dick Summers.

For further information and to arrange interviews with the artist, please contact Zoe Lawhorn at 903.595.1001, extension 215. The ideal time to shoot photos and video will be approximately 2:30 p.m.

The Tyler Museum of Art, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. (The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.) Lunch is available in the Museum Café from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and the TMA Gift Shop is open during Museum hours. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit www.tylermuseum.org.