Brevard Cultural Alliance (BCA) announced the installation of the sculpture “Running Free” at The Knowledge Exchange located at 5151 Babcock St. NE, Palm Bay.  This is the second exterior sculpture exhibition as a part of BCA’s Exterior Sculpture Program initiative.  The sculpture was created by artist Mindy Colton and will be on display through September 27.

The Knowledge Exchange is the first business to support the exterior sculpture program, providing a venue for sculptors to showcase their artwork. The Knowledge Exchange focuses on the needs of the community by coordinating scholastic and arts education programming. This facility is also a resource center which is comprised of multiple fully equipped meeting rooms, each capable of supporting 18-65 people.  They provide a full range of classes, activities,
and events.

“Running Free” was created by sculptor Mindy Colton of Orlando, Florida.  “My main focus is on concept and expression. In many pieces the horse is a metaphor, symbols for feelings, ideas and emotions”, says Colton. Mindy is a three-time State of Florida Grant winner, and a three-time United Arts of Central Florida Grant recipient. Two of these Grants were to create large-scale outdoor sculptures. “Wind Dancer” a life-size Pegasus exhibited at the Epcot Sculpture Invitational was purchased by the University of Central Florida Honors College. “Renewal” a Monumental contemporary equine sculpture is currently on display in the Polk Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, located in Central Park, Winter Haven.

The Brevard Cultural Alliance vision for the Exterior Sculpture Program mimics the interior Art in Public Places exhibit program providing rotating exhibits throughout Brevard County.  The goal is to have sculptures installed at many businesses
thus vividly illustrating their support of the arts in our community.

For more information on how sculptors and businesses can participate in the program contact Brevard Cultural Alliance, Lynne Brezina at (321) 690-6817.