Opening reception for KCC’s latest Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition is Oct. 21

A collage of six sculptures installed on campus.

Kellogg Community College this summer and fall installed nine new sculptures on the North Avenue campus in Battle Creek as part of the College’s fourth annual Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, running through 2024.

The College will celebrate the new installations with an opening reception with the artists held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center, located on the south side of campus at 450 North Ave.

All six artists will be on hand during the event, which is free and open to the public and coincides with the annual citywide Artwalk: Fall into the Arts event that night downtown. The event will also include refreshments and self-guided audio tours of the sculptural exhibit, through which the artists will discuss their works via pre-recorded remarks accessible via QR codes.

The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition project is supported via the KCC Foundation’s ongoing Art on Campus initiative, which exists to provide art experiences on KCC’s campuses. The new sculptures installed at KCC this year include:

  • “16 Years (Paroxetine),” a welded and fabricated mild steel sculpture by Livonia artist Brian Nelson
  • “Cool Struttin,” an aluminum sculpture by Bath artist Jim Wolnosky
  • “The Coupling Tree,” a metal sculpture by Tekonsha artist Vee Kalnins
  • “Earth,” a metal sculpture by Tekonsha artist Vee Kalnins
  • “Eye to Eye,” a rusted mild steel sculpture by Bellevue artist Mary Dey
  • “Physical Digital Mask,” a steel and painted sculpture by Pontiac artist Chris Westerlund
  • “To Hope,” a steel sculpture by Norton Shores artist William Walther
  • “Vertical Tree Growth,” a weather-sealed wood sculpture by Pontiac artist Chris Westerlund
  • “Zoloft (There Is Something About the Weather),” a welded and fabricated mild steel sculpture by Livonia artist Brian Nelson

High-resolution photos of each sculpture can be viewed and downloaded from the “New Campus Sculptures” Dropbox folder online at

This year’s installation marks the fourth time the Art on Campus initiative issued a call for sculptures to beautify the College’s campus. The initiative’s committee also selected sculptures for installation on campus in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

The new sculptures will be on display at KCC until at least June 2024.

For more information, contact KCC Foundation Executive Director Teresa Durham at

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