The West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (JPA) invites the public to the dedication and lighting ceremony for "Harvest," the new sculpture in the outdoor plaza at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Friday, September 16 in the plaza. If the weather is bad, the ceremony will be moved inside the lobby of the Arena.
"Harvest" was created by artist Ed Carpenter of Portland, Oregon and built entirely by Nebraska firms. The stainless steel pieces were fabricated by Puritan Manufacturing in Omaha. Lincoln firms involved in building the sculpture include Hampton Construction, Glass Edge, Davis Erection and Project Control. The 45-foot glass and metal sculpture reacts to daylight and is illuminated at night. Carpenter's design was selected by a committee from about 200 submissions.
The dedication program will include remarks from Carpenter and from the three JPA members - Mayor Chris Beutler, City Council Member Carl Eskridge and University of Nebraska Regent Tim Clare - as well as music from the Nebraska Academy of Vocal Arts.
More information on the JPA is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: JPA). More information on Carpenter is available at http://www.edcarpenter.net/ (click on "portfolio" for information on "Harvest").