Upper Iowa sculptures cast a new look

(From left) Laura Kubick of Kristin Cheronis Inc. was helped by Upper Iowa University work-study students Charles Alcaide and Henrique Donati in cleaning the sculpture Concentric on the Fayette Campus Wednesday. A total of six UIU sculptures were conserved this week by employees of the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company and approximately 10 Upper Iowa work-study students.

The Proud Peacocks are boasting a new finish and Ribbon Dance appears set to pirouette after workers from Kristin Cheronis Inc. this week conserved six sculptures on the Upper Iowa University Fayette Campus. Assisted by UIU work-study students, employees from the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company also provided minor structural repairs and/or cleaned and removed biological buildup from Torre, Perpetual Motion, Concentric, and Points of Opposition.

Laura Kubick of Kristin Cheronis explained workers will return to Upper Iowa next year to complete any remaining sculpture conservation efforts.

The 13 original sculptures that enhance the Fayette Campus resulted from a revitalization campaign led by UIU alumni Betty and the late Bill Andres in the mid-1990s. Betty personally studied and met with artists before making the final selections.

A map of the sculpture tour on the UIU Fayette Campus can be viewed at http://www.uiu.edu/aboutuiu/sculpturetour.


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