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NYM Sculpture Park gets new addition

‘Uprooted,’ a new sculpture from Morris artist Gary Wahl, will be unveiled to the public at a reception this Saturday, Aug. 2 in the New York Mills Sculpture Park. The reception runs from 4 to 6 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

“Uprooted,” a new sculpture at the Sculpture Park in New York Mills, will be introduced to the community by artist Gary Wahl this Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to talk with Wahl about his work in general and in particular, his latest piece of work, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Wahl completed his M.F.A. and M.A. at the University of Iowa and his B.A. at the University of Minnesota-Morris, where he now teaches studio art.

His work is in photography and sculpture, and he has a special interest in public art.

Wahl’s work has examined issues of land-use in the rural Midwest, economic recession, and the housing bubble as viewed through children’s playhouses, developments, and organic house-forms.

Also at the Sculpture Park this summer is a “living labyrinth” of native grasses and prairie flowers designed by George  Biltz, and planted by him and his wife, Sherri, along with a group of dedicated volunteers.

Erected in 1997, the Sculpture Park is a program of the Cultural Center in New York Mills.

It is located just off of the main U.S. Highway 10 exit, on the corner of Broadway Avenue North and Township Parkway.

Visitors will enjoy the many sculptures designed and built by local and regional artists, including the world’s largest tractor sculpture.

Additional information is available at or by calling 218-385-3339.