Brenda Ehly, aRTISTIC REMEDIES BY BRENDA
DREAM BIG, depicts a cohort of ants embarking upon a routine mission along Hill Street. While the majority immediately get down to the business of meeting their quotas and the expectations of those back home, a lone ant dares to dream on a grander scale in the face of at least one doubter. Each ant has a role to play. Achieving even the mundane and expected requires a sturdy resolve. The day-to-day check-lists of life can sometimes feel like pushing a boulder (or an olive, depending on one’s stature) uphill.
The COSMIC TUNNEL
Dylan Ross, DYLAN ROSS ART
THE COSMIC TUNNEL located at Bunten Road Park is an interactive and educational mural that shows the size and spatial relationship between the planets of our solar system, as well as their orbital paths. Not just planets, but stars, nebulas, asteroids, and space dust are also found throughout the mural. By using metallic, neon, and glow-in-the-dark paints, as well as the corrugated surface, we were able to create a piece of art that evolves and changes as your walk below it and looks differently under different lighting.
THE PHOENIX represents how Duluth is rising as a public art venue and a creative community outside the perimeter. This piece of art, located in the Parsons Alley Plaza, was commissioned by the Duluth Public Arts Commission.
The Dream Keepers
Main Street Wall Project
With the new main street streetscape came new, concrete retaining walls. These temporary graphics create interest in the space, giving the beautiful vines planted along the sidewalk a chance to grow up the walls.
The City of Duluth and AGCO Corporation were proud to introduce the City's Gateway Art Piece "Ascension." The artwork displays Duluth's rich history as a strong & humble farming community and continues its legacy by reaping and harvesting the fruits of our labors through the strength and perseverance embodied in our community today. Reflecting the Spirit of Duluth, Dillon's design lifts the labors of our past, sowing seeds of opportunity for today & carrying Duluth to greater heights for tomorrow. Michael says, “In developing a public artwork for the citizens of Duluth, and to honor its generous donor AGCO, my goal was to center the theme to a design that speaks to Duluth’s history as a farming community.” The artwork is also a symbol that “ascends” and reflects this community’s strong values of today and inspiring vision for tomorrow. AGCO is a mirror of this spirit. As a vital member of Duluth’s community.
MARTY DAWE, CHERRYLION STUDIOS
THE LIVING HONORARIUM was commissioned to honor the living veterans of all branches, PD, FIRE & EMS.
EASTERN CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
ROB AND CARMEN PONDER
THE EASTERN CONTINENTAL DIVIDE marks showing if water will flow into the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico.
CITY HALL MOSAICS
THE CIITY HALL MOSAICS depict historic Duluth landmarks, buildings and events.
Video of Ascension Installation
"Video of some of the Pieces of the Sculpture
Video of Michael Dillon at his shop, Dillon Forge
Call to Artists
Gateway Art Project Committee Bios