Art Spaces, Inc. is pleased to announce Our River – Our Future, a new sculpture by South Carolina-based artist, Deedee Morrison, to be installed along 5th Street near the newly re-designed east entrance of the College of Health and Human Services.

A public dedication will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Deedee Morrison is a nationally known public artist working at the forefront of designing solar powered and LED sculptures to communicate public priorities and vision. Our River – Our Future features steel circular patterns laser cut to represent the Wabash River’s specific diatoms, single cell organisms that are key indicators of the health and well-being of an environment. The meandering of the Wabash River is reflected in the overall shape of the sculpture.

Our River – Our Future was commissioned as a continuing partnership between Art Spaces and Indiana State University which has resulted in seven public works of art on campus. This work exemplifies the focus of the university on the health and well-being of members of the ISU community and beyond.

The College of Health and Human Services offers programs in healthcare, social services, wellness and prevention. Graduates can become nurses, physicians’ assistants, athletic trainers, physical therapists, health educators, dietitians, fitness trainers, and more. The building also houses some programs for intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports.

Art Spaces is a not-for-profit organization providing public art and the design of public places to enhance economic growth, enrich cultural experiences and build a legacy for future generations. Morrison was inspired by Turn to the River and other efforts in the community to reconnect to the Wabash River through positive, meaningful and sustainable projects and programs.

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