Grand Marais Public Library
Library Sculpture Ribbon-Cutting

All members of the public are invited to
attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held in front of the Grand Marais Public
Library on Friday, June 5 at 4:30 PM. Besides the ribbon cutting, there will be
other activities, including an appearance by the artist, local sculptor Tom Christiansen,
other local and regional dignitaries, and an announcement in regard to the
naming of the sculpture. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Library
Friends of Cook County.
Christiansen was selected from a group of
fourteen submissions to the initial request for proposal from the library
board. There were four finalists, the other three being Nancy Seaton of Grand
Marais, Sharon Frykman, also of Grand Marais, and Ann Klefstad of Duluth. The
sculpture as installed is to be situated on the lawn between the library and
Highway 61. Constructed of spun aluminum, the sculpture will be a tower
standing approximately 17 feet tall. Arranged around the top of the sculpture
are a number of large puzzle pieces colored red, blue or yellow.
This new addition to the public art presence in
our community has been paid for by the Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment
through funds made available to the Arrowhead Library System.