Project Overview

Center of the Universe - Katie Sexton Community Center

Nowell uses the icon of the house to symbolize that community centers are the at the core of a neighborhood’s universe.

In his piece at Katie Sexton Community Center, titled A Center in the Universe, local artist Mark Nowell stresses the importance of providing a centralized facility for members of the community to gather. Nowell uses the icon of the house to symbolize that community centers are the at the core of a neighborhood's universe.

 

About the Artist

Mark Nowell

Since receiving his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Memphis, Mark Nowell has completed several works of public art for the City of Memphis and Memphis City Schools.  His large scale sculptures combine his interests both form and function.