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Heavy Metals: A Pedestrians Guide

Heavy Metals: A Pedestrians Guide

By: Lily Mann Indy Staff Writer Photos By: Jake Fry

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | Number of views (2622)

Graceful 

Artist: Elizabeth MacQueen 

Medium: Bronze 

Date of artwork: Unknown 

Donated by: Phyllis Alden, 2011

Location: East 2nd Avenue 
 

Whinney and Friends 

Artist: Joyce Parkerson 

Medium: Bronze

Date of artwork: 1992

Donated by: Phyllis Alden, donated in 2011

Location: Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train Depot 

Parkerson attended the American Academy of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue sculpting, mainly specializing in animals and then later focusing on horses.The horses’ placement by the train station gives them lots of attention and pictures from both tourists and locals, and are climbed on by children after the train ride, according to Durango Arts Center.

 

Mudra

Artists: Elizabeth MacQueen

Medium: Bronze

Date of artwork: unknown

Donated by: Phyllis Alden, 2011

Location: East 2nd Avenue 

Donated by Phyliss Alden, this bronze sculpture weighing 900 pounds was created by former ballet teacher and dancer, Elizabeth MacQueen. 

MacQueen began working as a sculptor in 1970, working with models from dance schools across many different countries, said the Durango Arts Center.Some of the dance schools she worked with were in Paris, France and Pietrasanta, Italy, said the Durango Arts Center. The sculpture is modeled after world-renowned ballet dancer Jorge Donn when MacQueen was working with the Ballet du XXieme Siècle in Brussels. The Argentinian dancer is posed in mid-air in a ‘grande jete’ meaning ‘big leap,’ according to Durango Arts Center.

 

Endurance

Artist: Joshua Wiener

Medium: Steel

Date of artwork: 2012

Donated by: The Bank of Colorado

Location: Florida Road Roundabout 

My Children 

Artist: Allan Houser

Medium: Bronze

Date of artwork: Unknown

Donated by: Phyllis Alden, 2011

Location: Durango Public Library 

 

Waitin’ on an Answer

Artist: George Lundeen 

Medium: Steel

Date of artwork: Unknown

Location: In front of Main Mall


 

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