Art faculty, alumni and students help create North America’s largest brick sculpture to celebrate community diversity
For two years, MSUM Art Professor Brad Bachmeier has been leading a project to install several large-scale brick sculptures at a new skate and bike park in the Golden Ridge community at Madison Park in North Fargo. The community is one of the most diverse and economically challenged in the FM metro area. The project involved collaboration with the Legacy Children’s Foundation, City of Fargo, Fargo Parks and Madison Elementary school children to help celebrate diversity through art and create ownership for community members in the park. Over 300 community members, artists, school children and volunteers have participated in the project including dozens of MSUM alumni, staff and students.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the grand opening for the park on Wednesday, August 16 at 1 p.m. with Fargo Mayor Mahoney, Scheels CEO Steve Scheel and Joel Vettel of Fargo Parks among other dignitaries.
- Grand Opening flyer: legacychildrensfoundation.com
- Project web-site: fargobricksculpture.com
- Fargo Forum article “Peace by Piece”: http://www.inforum.com/retrieve/peace%20by%20piece/1/relevance