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Changchun, China Delegation Visits the Park

The City of Changchun, China were our guests in Februrary at Sculpture Fields at Montague Park. Their cities identity is represented by their love of sculpture, boasting of being in the top 10 of sculpture parks in the world. Their visit was to introduce them to sculptors in the region as part of their US tour for their invitational symposium this September, 2014 in Changchun. Their invitational is to 200 artists worldwide. John Henry was asked to give the keynote speech and he graciously accepted. The visitors included the Vice Mayor of Changchun, internal affairs personnel from Beijing and philanthropists from their region. With a morning visit
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Plans move ahead for Sculpture Fields at Montague Park – Park will include sculptures, museum and outdoor amphitheater

              Plans for the park include walking paths, a water feature and an outdoor amphitheater.   By Sean Phipps   –   Published Tuesday, December 17th 2013 The idea of cultural tourism is alive and strong in Chattanooga. This involves drawing attention to a specific geographical area with a focus on the lifestyle, art and culture of the people residing there. Recent large-scale projects include the revitalization of Midtown (formerly Brainerd), Glass Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Additionally, artist Kevin Bate plans to use a recent MakeWork Grant for a project called The McCallie Walls Project: A Drive-Thru
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Sculpture Fields at Montague Park 1st Annual Dinner Excursion Evening a Success

We are pleased to announce that the 1st Annual Dinner Excursion on the Tennessee Valley Railroad event was a success for Sculpture Fields at Montague Park. With over 80 people in attendance, this special evening was full of fun, education, laughter, friends, and excitement about the future of Sculpture Fields. The evening began with introductory champagne, hor d’oeuvres, and speeches filled with information on the status of the park’s progress to date. Attendees heard from board members, David Neuhoff, Bill Overend, the curator, John Henry, and Adam Driver from AD Engineering. We then CLIMBED ABOARD the Tennessee Valley Train for a
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Sculpture Fields Train Ride Dinner Excursion Event is Tomorrow – Here is a Special THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

Sculpture Fields at Montague Park CLIMB ABOARD Train Ride Dinner Excursion event is tomorrow! There are still a few open spaces aboard the train for dinner, so if you’re interested in joining us last minute, please contact us today at 423.266.7288 to secure your reservation! This unique event will begin at 5:30pm at the whistle stop home of Pamela and John Henry where will we have champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and a speech by Curator, John Henry while overlooking the Sculpture Fields. Then we will climb aboard the Chattanooga museum train at 6:30pm for dinner and a beautiful ride all
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Climb Aboard! Sculpture Fields Presents: A Dinner Train Ride Excursion

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Decosimo, Mr. and Mrs. John Henry, and the Board of Sculpture Fields at Montague Park cordially invite you to attend an event aboard Chattanooga’s museum train, celebrating the region’s first international sculpture park. SCULPTURE FIELDS AT MONTAGUE PARK Come and help us break ground, break bread, and break out the Champagne… creating another first for Chattanooga. This unique event will begin at 5:30 in the evening with hors d’oeuvres at the whistle stop home of Pamela and John Henry. COST: $175 per person WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2013 WHERE: 1100 East 16th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Sculpture Fields at Montague Park Hosts the Hunter Museum’s Avant-Art Group

Friday, October 18th, 2013 The Sculpture Fields at Montague Park (Chattanooga’s FIRST outdoor museum) was thrilled and excited when The Hunter Museum of American Art’s Avant-Art group approached SFMP to host a special event for them. The exclusive evening would include a private showing of the park, and a talk and tour with curator, John Henry. Avant-art is a Hunter Museum membership group of young-minded contemporaries who bridge Chattanooga’s art and social scenes and make the arts accessible to the community through a lively mix of social events. Pamela and John Henry graciously opened their home and the entire warehouse studios
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Kite Flying at the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park!

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 Besides being open to the public (eventually from dusk until dawn), the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park is also a fantastic place to fly kites! Not only will we offer patrons the option to enter Chattanooga’s FIRST outdoor sculpture museums for FREE, but if you’d like to bring a kite – no matter how big or small – we’d love for you to come show your skills at the park! The combination of open air, large fields, vibrant sculpture and the backdrop of Lookout Mountain make flying kites at SFMP a truly breathtaking experience. SFMP is
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City’s first outdoor sculpture museum could open in fall

The Chattanooga City Council has approved a 40-year ground lease agreement for several acres within the newly refurbished Montague Park for the development of an outdoor public museum, called the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park. Montague Park is located at Holtzclaw Avenue and East 23rd Street, off of East Main Street. The new museum is a private development led by internationally renowned sculptor and Chattanooga resident John Henry. The site already has a dozen large sculptures installed, pictured on the right, and will be receiving a dozen more in the coming months, Henry said. The collection of work represents artists from
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