Installed early this morning in Minnesota, “Rev. Pond” by NSG Charter member Denny Haskew for their new historic trail in Shakopee.
We are always honored to work with Shakopee, Minnesota. We've had the great fortune of placing important artwork with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 2004. This sculpture is part of the city’s latest endeavor, a cultural corridor emphasizing shared history of Native people and early settlers.
NSG Public Art Placement 529...
Thanks @high five erectors for the great crane work!
Art Castings of Colorado for another beautiful bronze, and the City of Shakopee, Minnesota for the commissioned placement.
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8/22/2020: The sculpture has been cast in bronze and awaits a safe time to ship and install.
1/10/2019: We are always honored to work with Shakopee, Minnesota. We've had the great fortune of placing important artwork with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community since 2004. The next sculpture that the National Sculptors' Guild will be a part of is a portrait of Rev. Samuel William Pond by NSG Fellow Denny Haskew to be placed on a new historic trail drawing visitors to ancient sites along the Minnesota River that the city is developing.
Shakopee envisions a cultural corridor emphasizing shared history of Native people and early settlers.
Though Native people had been present in the area for millennia, Chief Sakpe II’s village was first observed by settlers in the 1820s. Drawn to the springs nearby, Europeans settled in the Dakota village called Tinta-otonwe. In the 1840s Rev. Samuel Pond arrived to do missionary work among the Dakota. He compiled the first dictionary of the Dakota language.
Update 2/3/2020: The metal has been poured at Art Castings of Colorado, it will next be pieced back together, metal chased and onto patina.
Update 9/15/2019: The clay enlargement has been sculpted by Denny in his studio and approved by the city. Next it will be molded, then casting into bronze at Art Castings of Colorado.
Update 1/10/2019: Denny has started working through the composition in a clay sketch and will begin sculpting the enlargement this Winter/Spring.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.