(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - More than 100 people joined the Bloomington officials at Showers Plaza Thursday evening for the unveiling new art monument on the B-Line trail in Bloomington.
Members of the public had the opportunity to meet Dale Enochs, creator of the monument, as well as walk around and under the piece and explore the many intricacies and details that are woven into the limestone.
The Bloomington Chamber Singers kicked off the festivities, which included remarks by Mayor Mark Kruzan, City Council member Susan Sandberg, City of Bloomington Community Arts Commission Chairwoman (BCAC) Lynn Schwartzberg and the artist himself.
The lively crowd included residents, arts supporters, City staff, individuals involved in the project's completion, passers-by stopping to view the sculpture and employees from Hoffman Design Works, who sported replicas of the Monroe County Courthouse fish on blue construction helmets.
Hoffman, a local firm, was responsible for the fabrication of the fish weathervane atop Bloomington Banquet.
The sculpture features a table and chairs made of Indiana limestone and an eclectic place setting made of plate steel, stainless steel and anodized aluminum.
The weathervane, a modern homage to the one topping the Monroe County Courthouse, seems to be jumping out of an intricately sculptured bowl atop the table and extends the height of the entire piece to 23 feet.
Dale Enochs, creator of the limestone structure entitled "Bloomington Banquet", was chosen by a five-member selection panel from three final proposals.
New Monument, "Bloomington Banquet"
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