60 yds. x 35 yds., Made of Kansas limestone. At the end of the maze (in the middle of the turtle’s back) is a stone with a medallion with a little riddle.
Approximately 30 ft. tall. One totem depicts the artist’s rendering of animals of North America. Another totem shows animals of Central America and the last totem will be of the animals of South America.
A large fossil fish 125 ft. long, 25 ft. high and 20 ft. wide. Made of steel pipe which will serve as a trellis for trumpet vines. The visitor can enter the fish through the mouth or ribs.
Ten standing stones approximately 7 ft. x 7 ft. in size with bas-relief ceramic sculptures of buffalo on each one. Sidewalks weave their way through the stones giving the viewer a feeling they are a part of the herd.
A group of stone sculptures about 16 ft. tall, in the style of the Inuet inukshuk by artist and stone sculptor Tobin Rupe. Inukshuks have been used for thousands of years as landmarks for roadways and waterways from Alaska to Greenland.
This sculpture celebrates the return of the Whooping Crane from near extinction. In 1940 only 23 ‘Whoopers’ were counted. Today with the help of some dedicated folks, they number about 800.
A beautiful 20 acre meadow in the Sedgwick County Park (see map below) near the 13th street entrance in Wichita, Kansas has been designated by Sedgwick County to be an art park for “family friendly environmental art”.
The conditions are that the Wichita Arts Council has to approve the artwork, then the county will maintain it and help construct the pathways to make it wheel chair accessible, but they will not pay for the artwork or the installation. We estimate the cost of the artwork, installation, and pathways to be approximately $200,000.
The Arts Council has been very supportive of this project and has approved five large environmental, interactive artworks by six artists (see above) who have experience in public art in this area. We are hoping to raise the money and begin to start construction of this environmental art park in the spring of 2016.
We have found that the idea of an environmental art park is intriguing and exciting to people. We believe this park will be a destination place that will bring people in from around the region and beyond. It will photograph beautifully. It will be on travel brochures, and best of all, it will be a fun, engaging experience for those visiting this park.
Terry Corbett, artist and facilitator
Dora Timmerman-Bayer, consultant
We gratefully accept donations for the building and maintenance of the Environmental Art Walk.
Donations are tax deductible (Arts Council, Inc is a 501c3 non-profit).
Please make checks payable to Arts Council, Inc. (important – write “for Environmental Art Walk” on your check).
Send to: Arts Council, Inc. • 334 N Mead • Wichita, KS 67202. Thank you.
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