Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission Invites the Public to the Unveiling of New Division Street Sculpture on Thursday, June 2nd at 6 pm

This week in the Northfield community, the newest sculpture in town will be unveiled. The event will take place near the Northfield Carnegie Library at 3rd and Division on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00 PM and the public is invited to join in the celebration. The new sculpture - entitled “Rain on Mars” -  is made of powdered coated and corten steel and will be an exciting new addition to the Division Street landscape.

This year’s sculpture has been a collaborative effort between local artists Leah Willemin, Teresa Lenzen and Thomas Dunning and a group of 15 art students from Northfield High School. The “Young Sculptors’ Project” is commissioned by Northfield's Arts and Culture Commission and supported by a grant through the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) through funding from the Minnesota Legacy Amendment.

This sculpture will be displayed downtown for two years and will then be moved to Northfield High School and re-sited in a courtyard Sculpture Garden. This project aims to link artistic, educational and cultural enrichment together by empowering high school students to create public sculpture with professional artists. It also provides the City of Northfield and its residents (and visitors) an opportunity to appreciate emerging artists and raise public awareness about the arts and public sculpture.