Centerville, Tennessee: Chicken Wire Minnie Pearl Head

Artist Ricky Pittman is making six different statues of Centerville's favorite daughter, Minnie Pearl, out of chicken wire. No. 1, a giant head, is displayed in front of the county courthouse.
101 E. Public Square, Centerville, TN
Downtown, in front of the Hickman County Courthouse. Take Hwy 100 to the public square, then loop around to the square's east side.
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Minnie Pearl Chicken Wire Bust.

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The chicken wire sculpture is now mounted next to the county courthouse in downtown Centerville. It stands out nicely, and there is plenty of parking around the square.

[Tim O'Brien, 02/18/2018]

Chicken Wire Minnie Pearl No. 1.

Chicken Wire Minnie Pearl No. 1

I'm making a Minnie Pearl statue from chicken wire! My name is Ricky Pittman, a local artist from the town of Centerville, same as Minnie Pearl. I created a project that includes six different statues of Minnie Pearl made from chicken wire. I started this project as a personal endeavor with an eight-foot-high head of Minnie Pearl (40 percent completed) that will be donated to the town of Centerville.

Realizing that this project is quickly becoming more expensive than I had originally thought, I've turned to Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to complete what I have named, "The Minnie Pearl Project."

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Hickman County Chamber of Commerce: "Ricky, you are a wonderful asset to our community and your talent is amazing. Your support and generosity to our county is helping our community more than you know! What an amazing project!" Gary Jacobs, Mayor of Centerville: "This is a great project and the City of Centerville wholeheartedly supports you! We are so proud to have you and your creative talent in our community!"

[Ricky Pittman, 04/28/2016]

In the 1960s Grand Ole Opry legend Minnie Pearl had a chain of fried chicken restaurants, so it's fitting that Ricky is making her giant head out of chicken wire. Fans of the Project can contribute here.

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