There is a place on campus that is a secret getaway spot. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone! It’s the new sculpture garden behind the Kimball Visual Arts building. About three years ago, a nationwide competition was held to redesign the sculpture garden space. The goal was to make it a more inviting and usable space, along with being a public work of art.

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The sculpture garden features a covered patio area. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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The intricate design on the covering for the patio. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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A view of the sculpture garden from the door connecting to the Kimball Visual Arts Building. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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Behind the Kimball Visual Arts building there is a sculpture garden that is perfect for studying. A table and chairs sit in the shaded area. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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The open area, which can be used for teaching. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)
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The shaded study area in the sculpture garden. (Lichelle Jenkins/ The Signpost)

After reviewing 60 to 70 applications,             a brother/sister landscape artist team, Soren, who lives in Maine and Rayna DeNoird, from San Francisco, won the bid. The vision the team had for the design of the garden included three distinct areas: A secluded shaded area for studying or working on a project, an open area, possibly for teaching and a covered area with tables and chairs to facilitate conversation. It is a quiet, peaceful place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of campus. So grab a coffee from the little store in the art building and go sit and enjoy the outdoors before it gets too cold.

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