Lincoln public art scene to broaden with new sculpture near Depot
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[April 01, 2014]
Public sculpture in Lincoln is
about to get another display in the Sangamon Street art corridor.
First, Jason Hoffman's "Constellation" was erected last year in the
green space across from the Blue Dog Inn. Now, an ambitious
sculpture by Moses Pinkerton is under construction and planned for
installation in the small park area across the railroad tracks from
the Lincoln Depot.
Pinkerton, owner of the Lincoln Art Institute at 112 S. McLean St.
and a member of Logan County Art, has designed a
large outdoor sculpture titled "Cow in the Corn."
The sculpture is
27 feet wide and 22 feet tall and will weigh over 3,000 pounds. It
is constructed of one-quarter-inch sheet steel.
In order to fund his project, Pinkerton, with the assistance of
Main Street Lincoln, will mount a fundraising appeal for $10,000 on
the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The rollout of the appeal will
be on Friday and will last 60 days. The website is
www.indiegogo.com, and click
on the community page.
In order to help with the fundraising, individuals donating to
the project will receive artwork as a thank-you, depending on the
level of support. The artwork will be created by Pinkerton and other
members of Logan County Art especially for this project.
Anyone donating over $250 will receive a scale-model replica of "Cow
in the Corn."
By placing the sculpture across from the Lincoln Depot, it is
hoped that travelers on the train will remember their stop at
Lincoln, be intrigued by the art and want to return. A large sign
denoting the station as Lincoln will be included with the sculpture.
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Bill Hoagland of Main Street Lincoln is doing the
administrative work to get the appeal posted on Indiegogo. Any
funds collected exceeding $10,000 will go to Main Street for
public art projects. There will be an Indiegogo link on the
Main Street Lincoln
website beginning Friday that will take art patrons directly to
the correct page.
The work on the "Cow in the Corn" sculpture began March 1 in
Hoffman's sculpture studio at 517 N. Sangamon St. Completion is
anticipated to be in July.
[By CURT FOX]