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Turn to the River is a multi-phase project of Art Spaces to reconnect downtown Terre Haute to the Wabash River through public art and design. The first phase of the project, the revitalization of the government plaza between Terre Haute City Hall and Vigo County Court house, is home to the Turn to the River sculpture by Dallas-based artists, Brad and Diana Goldberg.

Turn to the River offers a strong example of the collaborative work of Brad and Diana, who fuse sculpture, landscape, and the built environment into remarkable and inspiring visual and spatial experiences. Drawing on each of their individual strengths – Brad’s in sculpture and landscape architecture and Diana’s in painting, printmaking, and graphic design – they have collaborated as a team for four decades and the resulting works add lasting meaning and beauty to cities and towns throughout the United States.

Brad visited Terre Haute as a finalist on this project and was captivated by the architecture surrounding the plaza and the formality and broad use of this public space. He was also impressed with the proximity of the city to the Wabash River and its vast natural wetlands on the west side. Working together, Brad and Diana have captured the defining character of the Wabash for Terre Haute and Vigo County, and have given residents and visitors a unique work filled with cultural meaning and engaging visual, audio and tactile elements.

Photographs by Brad Goldberg

Additional Information:

Black Granite, 2021

38′ long, 8′ wide, 2’6″ high

Located at 17 Harding Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807, between Terre Haute City Hall and Vigo County Courthouse

Brad and Diana Goldberg live and work in Dallas, TX

ART SPACES EXTENDSHEARTFELT GRATITUDE TO THE GENEROUS SUPPORTERS OF
TURN TO THE RIVER – PHASE I

Indiana Economic Development Corporation
through funds provided by the
Wabash River Regional Development Authority

City of Terre Haute

Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment
Vigo County
Wabash Valley Community Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
Judith Brett
Funds in Honor of Katherine Hackleman
Laurence and Barbara Passmore
Barbara and Daniel Weber

Culp Enterprises, LLC, Judy Hatch, Gail and Timothy Hayes,
Don Morris, Terre Haute Rotary Club,
Union Health, Gerri and Allen Varner,
Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission,
Wright, Shagley & Lowery, PC
and Patrick Martin in honor of George Ward

THANK YOU TO THE EARLY SUPPORTERS OF TURN TO THE RIVER PLANNING AND DESIGN (2013-2020):

National Endowment for the Arts, The Indiana Economic Development Corporation through the Wabash River Regional Development Authority, City of Terre Haute, Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment,
100 Women Who Care Vigo County, Indiana State University,
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College,
Our Green Valley Alliance for Sustainability,
Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission

The following artists, designers and planners have also played an
instrumental role in the creative vision for Turn to the River
2013-2022:

Brad and Diana Goldberg, Chris Cornelius, Stacy Levy, Buster Simpson,
Betsy Damon, Katie Hargrave, Brett Hunter, Taylor Siefker Wlliams
Design Group, Loci Creative, RATIO, J3 Concepts

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COMPANIES WHO BROUGHT PHASE I TO LIFE:

Phase I Design by Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group

ST Construction, Inc., Hank Metzger Landscape, Inc., Decorative Paving Co., American Electric, Inc., Sycamore Engineering, Myers Engineering, Inc., City of Terre Haute Department of Engineering, Tiii Environments, Land Stewards Design Group

Special Thanks
Mayor Duke A Bennett
Vigo County Commissioners: Brendan Kearns, Mike Morris, Chris Switzer
Former Commissioners: Brad Anderson, Judy Anderson, Jon Marvel
Art Spaces Board of Directors and Turn to the River Committee Members