Production begins on life-size fiberglass bison

FiberglassBisonA six-foot-tall by eight-foot-long fiberglass bison has been delivered to the art warehouse, where it is going through a transformation by Brianna Jarvis, winner of a public art competition called New Connections. The final project will be unveiled at Pullman Square during the Visual Arts Center community open house Friday, Sept. 19.

Jarvis, a sophomore graphic design major, said she would use the $2,500 prize money toward her room and board at Marshall.

“I’m a strong believer in education being the key to success, and paying for college can be quite the financial struggle sometimes,” Jarvis said. “I haven’t had to take out any loans so far, and I’d like to keep it that way.”

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams; Paul Davis, executive director of the Tri-State Transit Authority; and College of Arts and Media Dean Donald Van Horn judged the public art competition, which is funded by Pullman Square and represents the new connections that the Visual Arts Center will make to the future and community.

“This is a great opportunity to unite our students with our community and a downtown business partner to bring public art to Pullman Square,” Van Horn said.