Located at 5th Street (between Main & Maple), the first piece of public art in the newly revitalized Argenta Arts District was in 2010 by artist Kevin Kresse.
Mother Earth was conceived by Kevin to be an inclusive figure calling all people to her. Kevin executed the piece by casting the head and hands, making his own mosaic tiles for the seasons represented and sculpting the rest of the fountain with a cement like derivative to create a 30 foot by 10 foot tall
Meet the Artist
Kevin Kresse is an Arkansas native who supports his family as a painter and sculptor in Little Rock. He has exhibited his work around Arkansas and in New York, NY, Washington DC, Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA.
Kresse has been awarded painting fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts – Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Arkansas Arts Council. He has also won several awards in the Arkansas Arts Center annual Delta competition.
Kresse’s work has been featured in articles in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Arkansas Times, the North Little Rock Times, the Little Rock Free Press, Active Years magazine and Soiree magazine. He has also been featured in pieces produced by the local affiliates of ABC, CBS and PBS television, as well as a short film by Garret Larkin.
Kresse’s work can be found in the Hillcrest section of Little Rock at Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh and on the web at kevinkresse.com.