Public Art and Tribble Courtyard

6 10 15 link 2 6 10 15 linkHere’s another FYI for the week.  Did you know that between the Benson University Center and Tribble Hall, we have a public art project?  It’s a series of human figures made of chain links – a project called Links by Will Garin (’96).  These three figures sit on the grassy hill.  Sometimes you see students sitting nearby on the grass, or playing frisbee.

And did you know that the brick courtyard in that same area has paver stones from alumni and parents in years past?  There was a project many moons ago to buy a brick there (unfortunately it is no longer open).  Your students likely walk across this area (or will walk across them soon).  In the hurry to get to class, do they ever stop and read what’s there?

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

Bricks on the walkway between Benson Center and Tribble Hall, August 2, 2001. (WFU/Ken Bennett)

If you are headed to campus to help your Deac move in this fall, take a stroll here and see what people put on their bricks.  Some are what you’d expect – messages in honor of a graduation, or in memory of someone.  Some are also very creative and fun.  See what you can find.

— by Betsy Chapman

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