"Peace by Piece"
Community, Kids & Clay
Fargo's Madison community: Skate and bike park featuring the
Fargo Art & Culture Commission's first public art grant project that turned out to be North America's largest brick sculpture!
Stages & Timeline
-Wet brick arrives and wet work is begun in June. Stacking and carving is complete by August and wet work is completed
-Leather hard brick is disassembled and palletized for shipment to Hebron for firing
-Brick to be shipped back to Fargo for winter storage, site prep/footings funding to be procured over winter
-Funding procured for concrete footings and site preparation
-Installation begins and is finished in Jully. Mosaic is applied in August.
-Ribbon cutting and grand opening set for Wednesday, August 16th at 1:00. See flyer here: www.legacychildrensfoundation.com
The Public Art
Brick Sculpture Project(s)
Estimated value of the brick sculptures upon installation
Number of brick that were stacked, carved, coded, disassembled and installed
Initial Sketches through carving and installation!
Kids, Parents, Artists, Community Members and Volunteers
The Community.....Thank You!!
Legacy Children's Foundation Director and Skate Park Project Leader: Mary Jean Dehne
Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture: Brad Bachmeier, Principal Artist, Bachmeierpottery.com
Master Brick Mason & Project Contractor: Paul Speral
Lead Assistant Sculptor: Gerry Kulzer, Kulzerdesign.com
Mosaic Panel Artists: Magda Seitz and Megan Johnson
Mosaic Artists: Madison Elementary School children
Artist Volunteers: Nancy Leier, Jane Peterson, Chris Alveshere, Catie Miller, Kelsey Klug, Marissa VanVleet, Brittany Ryba, Kelli Sinner, Meghan Hilibichuk, Allison Schaaf, Hanna Puetz, Julianne Helander, Chris Boedigheimer, Olivia Bain, Darin Johnson, Kim Maki
Community Volunteers: Cody Orr, Clay Bachmeier, Caitlin Speral, Mackenna Bachmeier, Sue Bachmeier, Addison Bachmeier, Larry and Evert: brick masons
Legacy Foundation Volunteers: Mary Jean Dehne, Nancy Jordheim, Alice, Mae Rauls, Julie Schumacher
Legacy Student Volunteers: Bishop, Elijah, Quame, Mya, Krista, Gira, Fideli, Maria, Avelino, Meskiu, Rose, Puja, Grace, Doug, Gracie, Jolyna, Carter, Jennie, Mary, Jeremiah, Khem, Tirtha, Morika
Thanks to all donors, a tremendous community effort
City of Fargo Public Art Commission
Fargo Public Schools
Madison Elementary School Children
Fargo Parks & Rec.
Legacy Children's Foundation
FM Area Foundation
Designer/Principal Artist/Brick Sculptor
Fargo Police Dept.
Project Manager/ Master brick mason
Magda Seitz and Megan Johnson