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Brink sculpture dedication
October 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Black Hawk College invites the community to a celebration of the new Brink sculpture at the East Campus.
The e4e Brink Sculpture Dedication will be Monday, Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Brink.
The sculpture was installed Aug. 18 by the Building A atrium near the main entrance to campus. After the dedication ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the atrium.
The stainless steel sculpture includes nearly 100 icons representing past and present East Campus academic programs and extracurricular activities. Sculptor Duke Oursler (pictured), an assistant professor of art at Western Illinois University, designed and created the massive artwork.
“Upon physically entering the campus and passing by the sculpture, students and faculty are crossing a metaphorical threshold to the future,” Oursler said. “They are stepping beyond the ‘brink’ of their current knowledge and exploring new ideas and possibilities.”
At night, the sculpture is illuminated with colored lights that project the icons onto the ground. To see the Brink at night, watch this Facebook video.
The 2014-16 e4e (Employees for Education) Employee Giving Campaign committees raised more than $21,000 for the sculpture. Donors included BHC employees, retirees and trustees and East Foundation Board members.
For more information, contact Liz Breedlove, executive director of the BHC East Foundation, at email@example.com or 309-854-1715.