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Big Boost for Grand Island public art project

Foundation supporting “Densel’s Dream”
The design for Densel's Dream, created by Mathew Plazcek.  The project got a $60,000 donation...
The design for Densel's Dream, created by Mathew Plazcek. The project got a $60,000 donation from a local foundation.(KSNB)
Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 12:05 PM CST
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A sculpture project planned for one of Grand Island’s front doors is getting a major cash infusion.

In a press release, the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation announced a $60,000 gift to the Grand Island Partnership for the Arts local project ‘Densel’s Dream.’

The donation will be added to funds to ensure the total project’s completion, including the sculpture, lighting, and parking. ‘Densel’s Dream,’ the vision of the late Densel Rasmussen, will be a sculpture placed just north from where Highway 281 and Webb Road meet. The group has commissioned Grand Island artist Mathew Plazeck to complete the project.

This is the first public art piece by the Grand Island Partnership for the Arts (GIPA). Steve Anderson, on behalf of the Grand Island Partnership for the Arts said, “You may not have known Densel, but he did have a major effect on all of us with the kind, thoughtful and anonymous ways he made Grand Island a better place for all.”

Once this project is complete, the GIPA will start another, with the stated goal of showing pride of the city for all residents, friends, business associates, and all who visit Grand Island.

In its press release the foundation said that ‘Densel’s Dream’ would be a great fit in Grand Island and enrich the community. Not only will it be visited by the locals but also by anyone who comes to visit.

This is the second $60 thousand gift GGICF has given out this year. The first was a $60,000 gift to the Stick Creek Kids that kicked off the Foundation’s 60th anniversary year.

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