The “Reunion” installation was originally installed at the Kiley Garden site as part of “ArtLoud Sculpture”.  The ongoing event was created and sponsored by “CREW Tampa Bay”. The civic group works with the City of Tampa and other downtown development organizations to beautify the cityscape and to showcase Tampa’s rich cultural heritage while sustaining and supporting it’s Artists’.

The placement of the Artwork encourages interaction, expands the focus and the inter-connection of Kiley Gardens and the University of Tampa across the river. As the waterfront corridor develops and the quality of our cultural experience  matures, relevant environmentally sensitive artwork made by our own recognized artists from local materials, elevates our sense of “Place” and humanizes the urban landscape.

A sister piece titled “ChairMuse” was created at the same time in 1982 and is located on Franklin Street at the City of Tampa Municipal Office Building and is listed in the Smithsonian Institution’s Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture


               “Reunion” Sculpture in Kiley Gardens- Tampa
“Reunion” is the title of the site specific installation. Composed of 4 individual found- object assemblage sculptures created by Tampa born sculptor Bradley Arthur. The materials are re-purposed environmentally conscious steel and stainless steel, found, welded and transformed while working directly in a large metal recycling yard, near Ybor City in 1982.
“Family Ladder”
Galactic Gladiator
The unique characteristics of the Kiley Gardens landscape architecture with its
mathematical measures and geometric shapes are uncannily reflected, reinforced and enhanced
by the simple shapes, forms, color, contrast and shadows of the “Reunion” sculpture installation
In addition to the way the site-specific installation integrates into the physical environment,
it’s size. proportion and people friendly spacing invite community interaction.
Sundays are “Yoga in the Park” from YogaDowntownTampa
If there is an event in Curtis Hixon Park they hold class on the other side of the park in Kiley Gardens


© Be-Art 1982,2013