Sculpture corners within Cape Girardeau, Missouri have been created, with private donations, to award current and former students grant money for the creation of outdoor sculpture on public display. Opportunities for students include working with the community on group city projects and the fabrication of large-scale public sculptures in a sculpture incubator setting.

The City of Cape Girardeau proudly hosts an annual juried public art outdoor sculpture exhibition. These exhibitions included artist from across the country and routinely includes our own alumni. The 2016 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was juried by James K. Johnson and the Public Art Committee. This group consisted of representatives from the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Cape Girardeau. James Johnson, Professor and Chairperson of the Art Department and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Eastern Illinois University, led the jurying of the 2016 exhibit. He has exceptional experience in creating sculptures, and jurying exhibitions. For more information, visit The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.

The 2017 Cape Girardeau Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit will be opening April 6, 2017.


River Campus Seminary 104A

Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701