Hood Design, an Oakland, California-based design firm, will preview the public art project to be installed on a vacant lot at Highways 6 and 146 at two public information sessions on Friday, May 12.

Last year, Grinnell College contracted with Hood Design to create a public art piece to help make Grinnell even more inviting for visitors, residents, and newcomers.

Attendees will learn about the project’s background and approach, and get a preview of the design concept presented by the artist, Walter Hood. Two free, public presentations will be offered in Grinnell on Friday, May 12. They will take place from:

  • Noon-1 p.m. at the Caulkins Community Room in the Drake Community Library, 930 Park St.
  • 4-5 p.m. at Faulconer Gallery in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St.

The piece is intended to create a "landmark" presence at this significant corner, engaging both visitors and residents, and celebrating the character of the community and the College.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations.

The College welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the College expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of College personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.

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