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Serving hands sculpture

Campus Life is celebrating 50 years of service, a significant milestone! A major component of that celebration is the public art project “Serving Hands: Celebrating 50 years of Campus Life,” an organization that has impacted teens in and around Lincoln through camps, retreats, weekly clubs and mentoring relationships.

The project is modeled after other public art projects such as Lincoln’s Tour de Lincoln (bikes), Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse (lightbulbs) and Nebraska by Heart (hearts).

Artists may submit 1-5 proposals. The goal is to see 50 sculptures, symbolic of the 50th anniversary celebration of Campus Life, displayed in Lincoln May through August 2019. The “hands” sculpture design represents the mission of Campus Life as it reaches out to teens in difficult circumstances.

Serving Hands will feature a 6-foot, fiber-reinforced plastic hands sculpture designed to be picked up and angled easily through a 30½-inch door frame. A 24-inch separate permanent base will be connected to the sculpture at the time of public installation. The combined sculpture and base is 8 feet tall.

Artists can find details about the project at http://www.servinghandslincoln.org/. They may use acrylic paint, mosaics or stained glass. In addition, relief (raised, 3-dimensional modifications) is encouraged. Proposals will be juried, and sponsored artists will receive a $500 materials stipend plus one-third of their sculpture’s proceeds from a September 2019 public auction.

Proposals are due (mailed or hand-delivered) by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, to Liz Shea-McCoy, project director, 2700 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, NE, 68502. Questions? Contact Shea-McCoy at (402) 430-5923 or liz_shea@windstream.net.

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