Saturday , 21 April 2018

Downtown Sculpture Unveiled With Native American Blessing

By Sawyer Erickson, TSB Staff

A new sculpture commissioned by Don Day and created by Jake Dobscha was unveiled Saturday at 206 South Kentucky Street. The piece of art is a sacred white buffalo made of white Indiana limestone weighing in at 800 pounds with horns of steel.

Jim Gates, a Kaw Indian, was on hand to bless the sculpture with a traditional smudging ceremony and to recall the importance the great heards of buffalo have in Native American history.

“I have plans for two more buildings in Downtown McKinney, and both of them will have public art by local artists in front of them,” said Day. “It’s part of our maturing as a city to appreciate and support the arts. To create a world class city, you have to have public art.”

Be sure to stop by 206 South Kentucky Street to see the beautiful sculpture (check out the back of the art for hidden features).

Photos by TSB’s Sawyer Erickson. See of all the pictures with this story in the Image Gallery below. 

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