Archive for January 2008

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Soaring Woman Carving by Unknown

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Soaring Woman Sculpture Sculptures carved from tree stumps can be found across the Twin Cities. This one of a soaring Native American woman is in St. Paul’s West Side.

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Fish Carousel by Guy Baldwin

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Fish Sculpture C “Fish Carousel” by Guy Baldwin is a playful sculpture on Lake Street in Minneapolis. It won a Committee on Urban Environment (CUE) Award in 1996.

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St. Clair Sunset Mural by Unknown

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Unknown Mural This sunset mural is located on the side of The Vintage Market on St. Clair Avenue in St. Paul. There’s no indication as to what it’s called or who the artist is. There are some deck chairs set up in front of the mural that complete the image, though in the winter it looks like a bit of wishful thinking.

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Stryker Avenue Food Market Mural by Unknown

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Unknown Mural This mural is on the front of Stryker Avenue Food Market in St. Paul’s West Side. There’s no indication of the title or the artist.

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Untitled Mural by Armando Gutierrez G.

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

IMG_962.JPG This mural is located on the backside of a laundromat in St. Paul’s West Side neighborhood. I don’t know what it’s called or for sure who the artist is, but I’m guessing it’s by Armando Gutierrez G.

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Family by Russell Erickson

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Metal Art at Como Zoo “Family” is a three-piece sculpture made of steel rods that represent a father, mother and child. The piece was made in 1978 and sat in front of the FDA building in Minneapolis until 2004 when the building was being torn down. Erickson was asked to move the sculpture and it eventually found a new home at the Como Zoo across from Seal Island.

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Granite Bullfrog by Unknown

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Como Frog The Frog Pond in Como Park is named for a small granite bullfrog that sits on a concrete slab in the middle of the pond. But the history of the sculpture is a little murky. As near as we can tell, the frog was created by an unknown artist in Japan in 1923.

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Toby the Tortoise by Tom Tischler

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Como Zoo Zoological Building “Toby the Tortoise” by Tom Tischler is a bronze sculpture in the donor plaza at Como Zoo in front of the original 1936 Zoological Building. The sculpture is a popular place to take pictures and almost always has children climbing on the tortoise’s back.

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St. Francis of Assisi by Donald Shephard

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

St. Francis of Assisi This sculpture of St. Francis of Assisi is located in the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory at Como Park in St. Paul. The artist is unknown.

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Ober Community Center Mural by Unknown

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Ober Community Center Mural This mural is on the side of the Ober Community Center in St. Paul, which is run by the Union Gospel Mission. No idea who did the mural or what it’s called, but it was probably painted after 2005 when the Ober Center was renovated.

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