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A Place to Sit, kathryn e. martinAlumnus kathryn e. martin’s (’01) first public sculpture “A Place to Sit” will be dedicated October 8as a part of the Hank Aaron State Trail.

Honoring the spirit and people of Wisconsin’s American Indian tribes, the sculpture will be installed along the Art Loop of the trail in the southwest corner of the MenomoneeRiver and the 13th Street Bridge. Martin was selected for this installation through a Request for Proposal and juried process by the Art Committee of the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail.

In the American Indians’ tradition of cooperating with others to share in the bounty of the MenomoneeValley, the public is invited to gather and share in the rich history and promising future of the area. The gathering begins at 4:30 p.m. with the Dedication ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Guests are welcome to park in the Sigma lot at 1300 W. Canal Street or at Proven Direct, 1301 W. Canal Street. 

Martin received a BFA in Sculpture and Art History from MIAD, and an MA and MFA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in InterMedia Studies. She is currently an instructor at both colleges, where she teaches Foundations and Pre-Art students. Martin has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows throughout the Midwest, and is known for her three-dimensional works that transform the perception of a space.