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Creative Exchange Fund: Frustum by Paul Siebenthal

tue10jan(jan 10)1:00 amsat18mar(mar 18)1:00 amCreative Exchange Fund: Frustum by Paul SiebenthalCXF Outdoor Curator

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by Alex Cogbill and Paul Siebenthal

Paul and Alex are interested in things that surround us in our daily lives, but are often too small, invisible to the human eye, or are hidden beneath the earth’s surface and go unnoticed.

Frustum is a study and abstraction of a naturally occurring geometric configuration found in stone and minerals. Its color palette is such that it reflects ideas of inclusion and childhood memories.

 Alex Cogbill, owner of the Local Color Studio in Fayetteville offers rotating art exhibitions, kids art classes, seminars for adults ranging from welding to painting and is an accomplished 3D sculptor working in metal and wood. Alex has a BFA in Art Education from the University of Arkansas and has installed sculptures in many public spaces in the region and commissions for private citizens. Alex Cogbill assisted in designing with Jason Jones the “Rise and Shine” field trip – a giant robot in north Bentonville off of McNelly Road, along the greenway.

Paul Siebenthal is a metalsmith, blacksmith, artist, sculptor, fabricator, designer, and maker. He lives in Northwest Arkansas. Paul has an MFA in Sculpture from Notre Dame (2004) and a BFA in Metasmithing and Blacksmithing from SIU-C (2000). He has worked in Germany, the US, and Austria in blacksmith shops, in a museum making mounts for artwork, in an architecture firm making furniture and artwork, and has more than a decade of custom commission work. Paul has a full CV of solo and group exhibitions, as well as a number of public sculpture pieces, and artworks within museum collections.

Artists Alex Cogbill and Paul Siebenthal recently collaborated with Octavio Logo and other local artists on a mural at Railyard Park in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. The artwork is on one of three painted towers overlooking the park and features a covered area for events, a stage, a farmers market, water features, play areas, and orchards. They also recently completed a multidimensional sculpture titled “Arkansas Halite, Quartz, Bauxite” for the Greg Smith River Trail in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 


This Outdoor Curation is on display and open to public Tuesday – Thursday through March 18.


January 10 (Tuesday) 1:00 am - March 18 (Saturday) 1:00 am