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Glenwood arts board wants public input regarding North Landing sculpture

Madeline Wiener in Jacksonville, Florida, with "Healing Place," which was created for students and faculty of the Brooks College of Health Sciences at the University of North Florida.
Madeline Wiener website photo

The Glenwood Springs Arts and Culture Board invites the public to attend a Tuesday meeting, seeking input on the color scheme for the North Landing site sculpture.

Last year, the city selected Colorado sculptor Madeline Wiener to carve an interactive sculpture to reside where the former Grand Avenue Bridge touched down along Sixth Street.

The Art and Culture Board’s meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Glenwood Springs Community Center, located at 100 Wulfsohn Road.

Board members hope to hear the public’s ideas for the forthcoming sculpture’s marble color, specifically.

Wiener has sculptures throughout the United States, from Denver’s Botanic Gardens to a library in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

“I have dedicated my career to creating sculpture for public places – sculpture that is intended to be touched, interacted with, functional — and I came to designing a series of works that I call bench people,” Wiener, who splits her time between Boulder and Marble, told the Post Independent in a previous interview.

At a December public art charrette featuring the chosen artist, community members floated ideas for the sculpture, which included themes ranging from western culture to Glenwood’s natural surroundings.

According to Assistant City Manager Jenn Ooton, the project was made possible, in part, because of a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts that was awarded to the city last year. The project carries a price tag of $45,000.

mabennett@postindependent.com


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