Production to begin on life-size fiberglass bison

Updated 14 weeks ago Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University
 Production to begin on life-size fiberglass bison
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. - A six-foot tall by eight-foot long fiberglass bison has been delivered to Marshall University's art warehouse where it will spend the next two months going through a transformation by Brianna Jarvis, winner of a public art competition called New Connections.

Jarvis, a sophomore graphic design major, said she would use the $2,500 prize money toward her room and board at Marshall University.

"I'm a strong believer in education being the key to success, and paying for college can be quite the financial struggle sometimes," Jarvis said. "I haven't had to take out any loans so far, and I'd like to keep it that way."

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams, Paul Davis, executive director of the Tri-State Transit Authority, and College of Arts and Media Dean Donald Van Horn judged the public art competition, which is funded by Pullman Square and represents the new connections that the Visual Arts Center will make to the future and community.

"This is a great opportunity to unite our students with our community and a downtown business partner to bring public art to Pullman Square," Van Horn said.

The final project will be unveiled at Pullman Square during the Visual Arts Center community open house on Friday, Sept. 19.
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