Fountain

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The Artwork


With Edina Art Center's Adama Sow's help, children and families from Edina came together to create a work that could be enjoyed by all. Individuals taking part in the project learned about clay mosaic tile, under glazes and texturing tools. More than 30 children and adults worked to create the piece with the unveiling on May 1, 2008 in celebration of May Day.

The Artist


Adama Sow is from Senegal, Africa and has been teaching clay on the wheel, mosaics, summer camps and sculpture for nine years. The Edina Art Center and Adama partnered with United Properties and Ken Rosland to have a community event. The project involved the donation of an inexpensive, concrete fountain that was given to the Art Center that was not very aesthetically pleasing. The creativity of everyone involved came up with the idea of a mosaic fountain.

Funding


The piece was funded with help from Centennial Lakes United Properties and former Edina City Manager Ken Rosland

Location


Edina Art Center Greer Garden. The deaccession of 'Fountain' occurred in 2015.