Two new sculptures recently were installed in downtown Augusta. Colleen Beyer Stewart and Wesley L. Stewart installed their painted metal sculpture “Iris” (pictured) at the Iris Garden Club Pocket Park on the corner of Fifth and Reynolds streets. Colleen is a visual arts teacher and head of the Fine Arts Department at Harlem High School.
A 15-foot-tall ceramic sculpture, “Pillars of the Golden Blocks,” by Ashley Gray also was installed in the center of the Twiggs Circle roundabout. Gray is a sculptor and ceramic artist who specializes in public art.
Both pieces of public art were overseen by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and funded through grants by the Georgia Rehabilitation Institute Inc. (Greater Augusta Arts Council photo)