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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

‘Make It Rain’ sculpture joining Ocala’s permanent public art collection

The City of Ocala has acquired a new sculpture for its permanent art collection.

The new sculpture, “Make it Rain” by Ryan Lamfers, debuted during the 2022-2023 Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

'Make it Rain' by Ryan Lamfers
‘Make it Rain’ by Ryan Lamfers is on display at Tuscawilla Park (Photo: City of Ocala Cultural Arts)

The cast iron and steel figurative piece is currently on display at Tuscawilla Park on the corner of NE 3rd Street and Watula Avenue.

Lamfers holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture from Kansas State University, and he earned his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Arizona State University in 2009.

According to Lamfers, his work “typically addresses the delicate balance between nature and industry.” He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the United States, from Flagstaff, Arizona to Rochester, New York, and he is currently a Lecturer in Sculpture and Foundations at the University of West Georgia.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division via phone (352-629-8447) or email (artinfo@ocalafl.gov); or visit the City of Ocala’s Cultural Arts webpage.