College preparing to unveil sculpture.

September 17, 2019

College preparing to unveil sculpture.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Earlier today, a 9-feet high bronze sculpture, titled “Daedayl,” was placed atop a granite base on the north side of West Shore Community College’s Schoenherr Campus Center.              

            The College will formally unveil the sculpture in a ceremony on Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., outside of the campus center. The sculpture was funded by a financial gift to the college’s foundation from Dr. Andrew Riemer.

            The replicated sculpture is the latest addition to the Mason County Sculpture Trail, a series of sculptural pieces located throughout the county.

            “Daedayl,” by the late artist Manierre Dawson, is an abstract representation of a standing figure consisting of one continuous line that bends and curls throughout the length of the composition. Dawson took the title from the name “Daedalus,” the character in Greek mythology who was employed as an architect, engineer and artist by Minos, the king of Crete.

            Art historians consider Dawson, once a resident of Mason County’s Riverton Township, to be America’s first abstract artist. His work is in permanent art collections throughout the country.

            A public reception will follow the unveiling ceremony in the campus center atrium and the newly renovated book store.

            The same day, the college will host a Technical Center Open House, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to showcase the extensive renovation which occurred over the summer months.

            The renovation encompassed 66,000 square feet of existing space and a 2,700 square foot addition to the center including the expansion of high-bay welding lab and nursing simulation classrooms, remodeling of existing classroom space to increase student capacity, and updates to corridors, offices, and restrooms throughout the facility.

Betten Baker Ford

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