project overview

Raleigh Springs Mall Sculpture Project

Artist: Yvonne Bobo

Total budget: $62,000 (includes honoraria for three artists to develop site-specific proposals)

Most recent benchmark/update: Yvonne Bobo was selected by the committee in March 2019 to lead this project.

Upcoming benchmark/update: Bobo will work with feedback from the committee to further refine her concept in schematic design drawings, anticipated before the end of June 2019.


project description

UAC is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a series of sculptures that encourages use of the walking trail and skate park. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will: 

  • Encourage a sense of play and exploration of the outdoor amenities at the Town Center

  • Reflect the history of the Raleigh natural springs

  • Provide a gathering space for visitors to the Town Center

  • Be durable, resistant to vandalism

selection committee

Faye Morrison – Raleigh Community Council; Jeannette Ruleman – Raleigh Community Council; Daphney Johnson – City of Memphis Library Division; Col. Samuel Hines – Memphis Police Department; Patricia Daigle – Art Historian, University of Memphis; Juan Rojo – Artist; Tom Marshall – OT Marshall Architects; Elizabeth Thompson-Bringle - City of Memphis Engineering Division (non-voting)

Next committee meeting date: TBD pending schematic design materials