Shovel Gateway sculpture opens!

It’s open! On Sunday, October 27, 2013 community members, donors and stakeholders from the campus and city gathered to dedicate the “Shovel Gateway”—a sculpture created from over 400 community-donated shovels.

Photo from the Shovel Gateway sculpture dedication

City of Davis Mayor Joe Kravoza addresses the gathering at the “Shovel Gateway” sculpture dedication.

The program, featuring brief speeches from Marieke DeWaard from the Davis Civic Arts Commission, Kathleen Socolofsky from the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, sculptor Chris Fennell, and City of Davis Mayor Joe Kravoza, highlighted the collaborative process necessary to guide the creation of this public art piece as well as the entire Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project.

Afterward, attendees including shovel donors, interested community members, and students from Ann Savageau’s Sustainable Design class who assisted the artist with its creation, gathered under and around the sculpture to marvel at the distinctively-Davis landmark, locate their unique contribution, and speak to the artist.

SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT

WHERE IS IT? CLICK HERE FOR A MAP

LEARN MORE about the Shovel Gateway sculpture project

LEARN MORE about the Downtown Davis Parkway Greening Project

 

2 Comments

  1. Karen Olson November 1, 2013 Reply

    Where is the sculpture located? It would be nice to have a map showing that.

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      UC Davis Arboretum & Public Garden November 8, 2013 Reply

      Very good point Karen! We didn’t include that information in this particular article. It is located behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center in the soon-to-be-completed UC Davis California Native Plant Garden. CLICK HERE for a map.

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