Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, a new development in the Southside arts district, recently named Donyale Grove as executive director.
“I feel honored to have been chosen as the first leader of Sculpture Fields,” Grove said. “Chattanooga is heartily embracing the arts, and the time is right for a sculpture park with the scope and magnitude of Sculpture Fields.”
Grove said she plans for Sculpture Park to not only serve as an outdoor sculpture gallery, but also become a venue for concerts and theatre performances as well.
The 25-acre park is already home to more than a dozen sculptures, including the latest, “River City Queen,” by New York sculptor Doug Schatz, and is expecting four German sculptures within the month.
The 40-foot-tall Schatz sculpture became the first piece made specifically for the park. According to Grove, the first phase of the park should be complete by the end of this fall, when it will officially open to the public.