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The Circus Comes to Town

The Circus Comes to Town

List of Murals in Durand, Wisconsin

2015-2016   School District of Durand collaboration with Imagination Nation and William D. Hoeser’s “Big Paint Studio,  

Title: Flowers

Location: Pending

 

2015   School District of Durand collaboration with Imagination Nation and William D. Hoeser’s “Big Paint Studio,

Title: Hot Rods & Hot Trucks

Location: Madison Street and 2nd Ave. West, on Adams’s Super Service

Sponsor Adam Richardson Dimensions: 4’x8′ horizontal Aluminum composite metal panel as substrate for the completed art work. 27 student entrants to a design competition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention awarded by Imagination Nation, Inc. Co-Sponsor. Center Panel area was completed by Airbrush Artist Craig Hough from Wabasha, MN.

 

2015  School District of Durand collaboration with Imagination Nation and William D. Hoeser’s “Big Paint Studio,

Title: “The Circus Comes to Town”

    Location: Madison and 1st Ave.

Dimensions: 8’x16′ feet on four vertical 4’x8′ panels. School District of Durand                    

Students under the direction of Ann E. Oberding in 2011-2014 completed the interior border with their choice of “What is Circus”.  Center Panel area was completed by Airbrush Artist Craig Hough from Wabasha, MN.

 

2015   School District of Durand collaboration with Imagination Nation and William D. Hoeser’s “Big Paint Studio”

    •   Title: “The River”
      • Location: Madison Street on back of Skogmos building
              • Theme chosen as the first 4’x 8′ mural panel success story. MS/HS Art Instructor Megan Byron’s mural experience was instrumental in accomplishing this project piece with her students.
              • The River

                The River

 

2012   Imagination Nation, Inc. Co-Sponsors with the City of Durand, WI an INTERIOR “Summer Arts Mural Project”

Title:

      • Location: Durand Fire Hall, 2nd Ave East on Madison Street.

A Student Teacher met her  job specifications  when she and her group of 5 students successfully completed a mural in the new fire station bay area.

 

2007   The completion of a four EXTERIOR mural representation titled              

A Portrait of a Community”. 

Title: Lower Chippewa River

     Location: On the side of Alex’s Pizza on 2nd Ave West between Madison and Main St.

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Title: Agricultural and Dairy

    Location: On the side of Alex’s Pizza on 2nd Ave West between Madison and Main St.

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Title: Native Land & Water Animals

    Location: Madison Street on the back of the Masonic Lodge Community Center between 2nd and 3rd Ave West.

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Title: History-Railroad

    Location: Madison Street on the back of the Masonic Lodge Community Center between 2nd and 3rd Ave West.

 

A community-wide collaboration of muralist WD Hoeser and the Durand School District Art Department with assistance from the City of Durand and many volunteers.

Four designs telling a story about important elements  of our area, improving two unsightly walls.  

 

2002-2004  The EXTERIOR Diorama Project

Title: Portrait of Pepin County

Location: On the north facing wall of the pump house adjacent to the pool at Prospect St. and Lee St.  The two year project completed at Tarrant Park in Durand, WI with the cooperation of  several local dedicated people, is a testament to what people can do together to showcase their community.

 

1977-1979 an INTERIOR mural project,

Title:  “The Prindle Room”

Location: In a downstairs alcove in the Waumandee State Bank in downtown Durand. At Madison and 3rd Ave West.

Painted to preserve the memory of the original building the Prindle Inn. (formerly on the site of the bank) utilizing a trompe-l’oeil or fool-the-eye technique style of painting. David Constantine assisting.
~2009 Landscape Mural

Title: Unknown

Location: Madison Street  between 1st St and 2nd Ave West.

By King Pinto

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~2009 Landscape Mural

Title: Unknown

Location: Madison Street  between 1st St and 2nd Ave West.

By King Pinto

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Public Sculpture RFP-Durand WI

Durand Public Sculpture

We Have Winner!

The proposal by Julie Dierauer has been awarded the commission.  It will be exciting to see Julie sculpting on location this summer in the month of June, ‘rain or shine’ as she said!

Julie’s sculpture will be from stone quarried from a local material, the Dunnville Sandstone.  Dunnville Sandstone is the material from which the Mabel Tainter is built.

Thank you to the other talented artists who submitted.  We truly appreciate your effort and wish you the best in your future creative endeavors.

 

 

Submitted proposals, in no particular order:

Ben Zoltaks concrete construction with glazed tiles

Ben Zoltaks
concrete construction with glazed tiles

 

Matt Andersons, concrete, copper and steel

Matt Andersons, concrete, copper and steel

 

Kollin Konitzer's cinder block, mortar on concrete

Kollin Konitzer’s
cinder block, mortar on concrete

 

William D Hoeser's steel on concrete base

William D Hoeser’s steel on concrete base

 

Julie Dierauer's hand carved marble (this is an example of past work)

Julie Dierauer’s
hand carved marble
(this is an example of past work)

 

 

 

 

Jurying will be taking place the week of March 18th with the winner announced the last week of March.

 

Overview of Project:

The City of Durand, Wisconsin and Imagination Nation, Inc, have joined efforts and financing to bring a permanent public sculpture to the community’s new Riverside Park, on the banks of the Chippewa River.

Prairie Garden

One important consideration regarding the installation of this sculpture is the potential

for flooding of the site due to the proximity to the Chippewa River.

Site for the Sculpture

Riverside Park: site of proposed sculpture


Eligibility Criteria: Imagination Nation, Inc. is putting out a Call for Proposals inviting individuals interested in installing a public sculpture.  All are welcome to submit, whether professional artist or not.

Budget: $4,000 (Expected to cover all design, fabrication and installation expenses associated with the project.)

Conceptual Considerations:  We are interested in artwork that could/would:
► Serve as a gathering spot.
►  Encourage a sense of community.
►  Potentially having a functional purpose (bench, table, shade)
►  Be timeless and bear repeated viewing over time.
►  Be complex enough to allow viewers to learn from it over time and provide a sense of  discovery.
► Serve as an ambassador—the artwork needs to be appealing and accessible to both arts and non-arts people.

Potential Materials: The selection committee is interested in natural materials rather than synthetic materials. The selection committee is interested in durable, permanent materials that support the artist’s concept and require minimal maintenance. Materials that can withstand seasonal flooding and other weather concerns.

Limitations:  The size shall not exceed a total of 216 cubic feet.  Electricity will likely be available for lighting the sculpture.

Site: Two locations within the park have been identified for potential siting of the sculpture, in the rain garden or the prairie garden.

 

Timeline:
Deadline for proposals: March 1, 2013  (entries submitted prior to this date will be posted on the Imagination Nation website for public viewing.)
Notification of award: March 31, 2013
Deadline for installation of sculpture: June 1, 2013

Sculpture Application Form PDF

 

Past Projects

Past Projects of Imagination Nation and/or it’s Board Members

Performances:

  •         Mabel Tainter Memoral Theater, performance
  •         Stockholm Art Fair, exhibitor and board member
  •         Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, performance coordinator
  •         Music in the Park, Durand, coordinator

Coordinated:

  •  Present in Art Workshops, PIA
  • Stockholm Art Fair
  • Fresh Art Tour
  • GoPaint!-plein air event
  • Public Mural Art
  • House Concerts
  • Connecting Generations, performance
  • Seniors in the Spotlight, performance
  • Emerging Artist, performance
  • Video Production