Pocahontas County begins planning Public Art Project

Front row, L-R: Corinne Peterson, Naturalist; Chelsea Gubbels, Media Director, BVU;

Jordan Henningsen, Media Director, BVU; Shauna McKnight, Project Manager, BVU.

Second row: Janeice Garrard, School Administrator; Jerry Johnson, Professor, BVU;

Helen Beneke, Chairperson, Core Committee; Tyson Domingo, Art Director, BVU;

Leonard Olson, Kaleidoscope Artist/Businessman. Back: Courtney VanHaaften,

Plans Book Editor, BVU; Hannah Anderson, Account Representative, BVU; Spencer

Ball, Communication Director, BVU; Gerardo Flores, Art Director, BVU, Ed Dewey,

Pocahontas Board of Supervisor/Martin Marin Marietta Sales Representative.

Absent from the photo are George Gleason, architect; Tom Grau, Pocahontas

Economic Development Director; Mona Majorowicz, artist/business owner;

Jason McCartan, insurance representative and member of the Young Professionals

Organization; and Katie Wenell, art teacher. 

Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission and Pocahontas County Foundation set in motion an art integration project called Legends of the Great Plains Art Integration Plan. The purpose of this project is to instill pride in Pocahontas County residents and to drive economic development. Pocahontas has hired RDG Planning and Design in Des Moines to plan and design the art piece or pieces to be placed in the county.

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