Terre Haute, IN (August 13, 2007)- Art Spaces Inc. will dedicate its new “Tree” sculpture at the Indiana Mile on the grounds of Memorial Stadium at Brown and Wabash avenues. The sculpture, by Mark Wallis of Spencer, stands near the paved walking trail known as the Indiana Mile, adjacent to Historic National Road U.S. 40 on the southeast corner of the property.
Wallis’ sculpture consists of four steel forms designed to draw attention to the site and conceptually unite the massive structure of the stadium with the natural attraction of the trees. Accompanying elements include identifying markers for each tree and a map that will display the locations of the trees.
Trees Inc., Terre Haute’s all-volunteer urban forest council, will commemorate the 101 trees of Indiana and 16 shrubs recently planted at the Indiana Mile. The inspiration was “101 Trees of Indiana,” written by Terre Haute resident Marion Jackson and published in 2004 by Indiana University Press. The idea for planting the trees and bringing Jackson’s book to life originated with TREES Inc. and was made possible by Hank Metzger Landscape Inc. and by a bequest from Guido Miescher. A landscape plan was developed to incorporate all 101 trees and 16 shrubs in areas along the Indiana Mile that would be appropriate for their natural habitat, based on information in 101 Trees of Indiana.
Wabash Valley Art Spaces
Terre Haute Tribune Star