NBC Bank commissions a new public art piece ‘Strengthening the Voids’ by Slack
ALTUS - NBC Oklahoma added a new public art piece to the Altus community last week when an Oklahoma City artist installed a new outdoor sculpture series outside the bank's north Altus location at 101 Sequoyah.
The sculpture series, called "Strengthening the Voids" by artist Joe Slack, consists of separate pieces made of powder-coated steel and painted in green hues for the bank. NBC Bank commissioned the work as part of bank chairman Ken Fergeson's commitment to supporting public art and Oklahoma artists.
"I've always loved public art, which is free for anyone to enjoy and serves as a landmark for a community," Fergeson said. "Such art gives a place an identity and residents a sense of pride."
Previously, the bank had commissioned and financed two life-sized monuments in Altus. Both of those monuments were creations of by Western artist and Oklahoma native Harold T. Holden. They are "Vision Seeker" in the southwest corner of the Altus City Park and "Crossing the Red" on the Jackson County Courthouse grounds. (A second casting of "Vision Seeker" is at Enid High School.)
Other public art projects that NBC Bank has commissioned or provided financing for include Holden's sculptures "Boomer" in downtown Enid; "The Ranger" at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and Enid; "Broncho" at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond; "The Bison Spirit" at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee; and a Cub Scout sculpture in front of NBC's Nichols Hills location.