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*Arc of Life // Stuart Nakamura
Sculpture was created in 2010.
Located in Rose Park.
Arc of Life pays homage to the fire fighting and emergency services performed by the firefighters in the Missoula community with three art elements: stainless steel & granite interpretive centerpiece, a concrete pad with natural stone path and risers for engraved metal plates. Using the element of water as a symbol of life and sustenance, Arc of Life reaches into this aspect of tribute imagery to generate a remembrance of the act of saving lives. It is a place for healing, remembrance and praise. A project of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee.
*Cattin' Around // Mike Hollern
Sculpture created in 1991.
Located at W. Main & Higgins outside the Main St. entrance to the parking structure.
Milk Hollern created this whimsical, ferros cement depiction of a sprawled alley cat. A project of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee.
*Crossings // Taag Peterson
Sculpture created in 1986.
Located in front of the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot at the north end of Higgins Ave. Four large red X's made of enamel on metal with concrete wingwalls and platform set on a stone ballast, it represents railroad themes. The X's relate to the tall trestles necessary for crossing mountain ravines. A project of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee.
*Proper Shoppers // Tom Rippon
Sculpture created in 2002.
Located at the Mountain Line Transfer Center.
This solid bronze sculpture of a stylized grandmother and her favorite grandchild was created by Missoula artist, Tom Rippon, a ceramics professor at the University of Montana. A project of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee.
*The Wave // Justin Anthony
Sculpture created in 2007.
Located at 3001 Bancroft St.
This 100' long sculpture doubles as a bicycle rack for Splash Montana. A series of 25 pipe forms increase in height from 3' to 10', forming a wave shape. A project of the City of Missoula Public Art Committee.
Perseverance and Passage // George Ybarra
Sculpture created in 2015.
Located in Silver Park, west of Ogren Field.
Perseverance and Passage commemorates the transitions its Silver Park setting has undergone, including the endurance of the many travelers who found their way along the Clark Fork River, and the dedication of the industrial workers who worked at the mill site. George Ybarra's sculpture is of significant scale and size, encouraging interaction between park goers and the piece.
River Bridge // Brad Allen
Sculpture created in 2009.
Located at Mobash Skate Park in McCormick Park, 600 Cregg Lane.
Returning // Jeffrey Funk
Sculpture created in 1989.
Located on east side of Higgins St. Bridge, north of the Clark Fork River.