The Public Art Fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry has announced the winners of the 2018 Public Art Exhibition’s People’s Choice and Purchase Prize awards.
More than 1,000 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award. Artists for the top three vote-getting pieces receive a cash award. First place went to Sarah Edwards’ “Botanical Fainting Couch,” a cast bronze “couch” made of alphabet letters imprinted with plants. Second place went to “Hilton Head to the Moon” by William Bennett, and third place went to “Beach Umbrella” by Casey Schachner.
Local artist Kevin Eichner’s sculpture “Humanus,” won the Purchase Prize. This award is selected by a jury of local artists, art experts and community leaders. “Humanus” is made out of twisted industrial beams and Eichner has said it represents community. It will be permanently installed at the entrance to Hilton Head Island Airport.