There’s a new creature living in Minneapolis
Climbable creature Merwyn will serve as Seward neighborhood gateway
Contact: Lindsay Eberlein , Communications Department, (612) 673-3163
For Immediate Release
Oct. 4, 2004 (MINNEAPOLIS)Children and adults can experience interactive art at the Merwyn dedication, Saturday Oct. 8, 1 p.m. at Triangle Park, 26 th Avenue South and Franklin Avenue East. Merwyn is a climbable piece of artwork whose head, hands and fins intertwine with the park’s landscape. The dedication will feature drawings and stories from neighborhood children, describing how Merwyn chose the park as his home. Other entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
Merwyn was created by Minneapolis artist Marjorie Pitz. The dragon-like sculpture has been nicknamed the Seward neighborhood’s "protector of land and water". More than 140 children participated in the Merwyn Legend Contest, where they drew pictures and wrote stories about how Merwyn chose the park as his home. The dedication will feature six of the winning entries.
Merwyn was created through the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places Program, in partnership with Seward neighborhood agencies and residents. The sculpture serves as a gateway to the Seward neighborhood. There are 16 neighborhood gateways in Minneapolis.
October 4, 2004
Published Oct. 4, 2004