For more about the creation of the sculpture parkclick here
Willicey Tynes is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
July 11, 2015 Willicey Won - Bahamian Icon Award
Willicey Tynes self-taught Bahamian painter and sculptor won in the Fine Art category for his Coral Reef Sculpture Garden – the Bahamas first ever underwater sculpture park. The garden was created to aid in the continued conservation and protection of the marine environment while bringing positive exposure to The Bahamas and providing an opportunity for younger generations to be educated on the benefits of protecting the reef environment.
The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community.
What is in the news about Willicey Tynes
Nascent - 7 ft sculpture
An original artwork commissioned by and in the collection of the City of Hastings. This seven foot tall sculpture celebrates and highlights some of the history of Hastings.
For other publications about the artist and his art work see the about page
2016 Established Artist Award - CMAB/McKnight
The award recognizes creative excellence and significant accomplishments in the arts. It is intended for artists with a history of artistic output including but not limited to exhibitions, performances, publications, or other notable contributions to their local arts community.
A sample of work from the show can be seen HERE
Wednesday, March 16 - April 15, 2016
Gallery St. Germain, 913 W St. Germain Street, St. Cloud
Willicey Tynes will be exhibiting a small body of work highlighting similarities between Afro-Caribbean culture and Western culture.