RICHARD HUNT SCULPTURE COMMISSION
Recognizing the Krasl Art Center’s magnificent location overlooking Lake Michigan, Sculpting Community will transform the KAC’s grounds into a welcoming green-space with exciting art, activities and gorgeous surroundings in the heart of Southwest Michigan. Central to this project is a new sculpture commission by Richard Hunt. Together, the grounds and sculpture will create a dynamic place where memories will be made, creative minds will be engaged and community residents and visitors will come together.
Richard Hunt is among the most prolific and well-known artists of public sculpture in the nation. His sculptures may be seen in museum collections nationwide – from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Hunt’s sculpture, Swing Low, was recently unveiled with the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Hunt has maintained a studio space on the north side of Chicago since 1971. In 1995, he opened a satellite studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, just 2.5 miles from the Krasl Art Center. He is a treasured member of both communities.
Krasl Art Center
The Krasl Art Center is the epicenter of creativity within Southwest Michigan. Thanks to the beneficence of George and Olga Krasl, the Krasl Art Center (KAC) was built with the vision to make life more worthwhile. Today, the KAC is an established art museum, regional art center and public art advocate.
St. Joseph and Benton Harbor Michigan are known to some as Chicago’s play land. Just 100 miles west and one large lake expanse from the Krasl Art Center visitors and second home-owners make the trip throughout the year to experience the wonder of Southwest Michigan and everything it has to offer.