HCC is the temporary home to “Quill Sail,” one of a dozen sculptures on display throughout Howard County as part of the Howard County Arts Council's year-long exhibit, ARTsites 2021. Now in its tenth year, ARTsites creates new visual landmarks and engages the community by providing art in public spaces. Howard Community College has participated in the ARTsites program from the beginning. “Quill Sail” joins three permanently-installed ARTsites sculptures on campus. The college’s 2021 piece, “Quill Sail,” was created by New York artist Bob Turan in 2020. Constructed from stainless steel and aluminum, the work is a kinetic version of a writer’s inkpot and quill inspired by great writers of the past, from Shakespeare to Edgar Allan Poe. The kinetic piece sways in the wind, the main quill counterbalanced by 62.5 pounds of free-weights in the base. “Quill Sail” is located at an intersection of pedestrian pathways between The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, Duncan Hall, and the Health Sciences Building and will remain on campus through the summer of 2022.
For more information on the Howard County Arts Council’s ARTsites program, including a list of the other twelve Howard County sites participating this year, visit http://hocoarts.org.
ARTsites 2020 "Futural Eyesoulation" by Anthony Heinz May
ARTsites 2019 "Affinity 5" by Jeff Chaytte
located at the north entrance to the SET Building
ARTsites 2018 "Tidal Reach" by Bobby Donovan August 2018 - July 2019
“Blue Planet” by Hanna Jubran
ARTsites 2016 "Basalt Man"
by Glenn Zweygardt
Permanently installed at HCC's Café on the Quad
ARTsites 2015 "Sea Glade"
by Cathy Perry
ARTsites 2014 "Sunbeam"
by Catherin Hoskinson
ARTsites 2013 "Autumn Amber"
by Glenn Zweygardt
located in the South Moxley Garden
ARTsites 2012 "The Cycle"
by Hanna Jubran
installed on the Horowitz Center North Patio