New Sculpture Makes Its Debut May 26 At Wade Stadium
A new sculpture will make its debut this weekend at Wade Stadium. The work of art titles "Out of the Park" will be unveiled at a special ceremony on Saturday, May 26 starting at 1:00 PM.
The sculpture was created by Gail Simpson and Aris Georgiades of Actual Size Artworks. The work of art was originated by the joint efforts of the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department, Duluth Public Arts Commission, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, and the Duluth Huskies. Commissioned finances for the work came from The City of Duluth and the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places program, provided by Minnesota’s 1984 "Percent for Art" statute.
The new sculpture will take its place in Wade Stadium - the current home field for the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League. The stadium was originally built back in the 1940's with funds from the Works Progress Administration. Frank Wade - the president of the 1935-1955 Duluth Dukes minor league team gave the structure its name. A recent restoration and historic preservation project worked to secure the walls of the stadium, converted the field to artificial turf, and added new lighting and a scoreboard.