Project Overview

Donor Recognition Sculpture - Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

For the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, artist John Salvest used elements found within the library, such as books and the stacking systems, to create a work that recognizes the many groups and individuals whose donations brought the Central Library to fruition.

 

About the Artist

John Salvest

John Salvest currently lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas and is a Professor of Sculpture at the Arkansas State University. Salvest received a Bachelors in English from Duke University in 1977, a Masters in English from the University of Iowa in 1979, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Iowa in 1983. 

In 2004 Salvest was featured in the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network’s Public Art Year in Review.

Throughout his career as an artist Salvest has completed numerous site-specific installations, including his donor recognition sculpture at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis, TN. In addition to completing several commissions, Salvest has received numerous awards for his artwork. In 2004 Salvest was featured in the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network's Public Art Year in Review. He has also received honors from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts among other awards.