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‘Living Wind’ coming to our downtown Transit Center

Dedication ceremony for sculpture planned for Wednesday

Durango residents visiting the Durango Intermodal Transit Center can soon gaze upon a work of art.

The city will add a new sculpture to its public art collection this week.

It will have a permanent home at the Transit Center.

The piece, called “Living Wind” by artist Jennifer Cannon, is designed to give the viewer the sense of climbing upward to an adventurous destination, a news release said.

The city is hosting a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the center at 250 W. Eighth St.

The sculpture is the 27th piece of artwork acquired by the city, joining a collection estimated at more than $1 million. Durango residents Walter and Jennie Dear donated the piece, which was specifically designed for the Transit Center.

“Durango is blessed with a large collection of extremely beautiful sculptures, something that is not usually seen in a community of 17,000 people,” Walter Dear said in the news release. “It only seems appropriate that Living Wind take its place in the collection and in the heart of our transportation center.”

Cristie Scott, chairwoman of the Public Art Commission, said in the news release the commission has wanted to put a piece of art in the Transit Center since it opened in 2009.

“A strong public art program,” she said, “can have a huge impact on a city’s cultural, social and economic vitality.

“Living Wind is a wonderful example of how an artwork can humanize a constructed environment and invigorate a public space.”

For more information, call 375-5002.


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