Interactive sculpture to be dedicated at Lake Hiawatha Park June 20

A unique interactive sculpture that captures the essence of the natural environment will be dedicated on Saturday, June 20 at Lake Hiawatha Park. "Listening Vessel," a sculpture by Craig David, is a granite sculpture depicting a parabola, an interactive listening device in the shape of a concave semi-sphere.


Dedication of the "Listening Vessel"
A sculpture by Craig David

11 a.m., Saturday, June 20

Lake Hiawatha Park
2701 E. 44th St.

The sculpture is located on the north side of the recreation center.

The granite sculpture is designed to capture the sounds from the lake, such as wind, waves, waterfowl, and sounds of the city, and will be amplified to the listener’s ear. The sculpture measures 74" x 120" x 24". The work will encourage viewers to explore the natural environment of Lake Hiawatha, as well as their own inner musings and imagination.

The artist has several other works in the Twin Cities, including the wall murals at the Wellstone Center. The dedication event will include music by Jim Sherman of the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, and refreshments will be served.

The sculpture is a joint project by the City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places, Minneapolis Arts Commission, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, and Standish and Ericsson Neighborhood Association.

Published Jun. 19, 2009