The Mauldin Cultural Center invites the public to join them as they unveil the sixth installation on the Mauldin Public Art Trail. The trail was established in December 2014 as a way to beautify the community with public works created by South Carolina artists. Every year a new work is commissioned to fill one of the nine trail sites lining the perimeter of the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater.
This year, artist Carey Morton has created a piece to exemplify the theme, “Heroes and Leaders.” This theme celebrates the various groups of people who have not traditionally been given such a title, but who are heroes nonetheless. Morton earned his MFA concentrating in sculpture from Clemson University in 2018, having completed his undergraduate degree at Winthrop University.
The unveiling will feature a Q+A with the artist and will take place outside of the Mauldin Cultural Center along City Center Drive on Monday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m.
The featured themes and past artists have been “Crossroads” by Joey Manson (2015), “South Carolina Strong” by Jamie von Herndon (2016), “Appreciation of Diversity” by Yelitza Diaz Muzzarelli (2017), “Industry of the Upstate” by Arrington Matthews (2018), and “Youth: Passion for Change” by Aldo Muzzarelli (2019). Morton’s sculpture will join the other pieces from the past year’s themes along the trail.
More information about the Mauldin Public Art Trail can be found at mauldinculturalcenter.org/public-art-trail.