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Students honored to bring Thunderbirds to public
22 October 2004

BISMARCK, ND - Stacey Speedis (Yakama Nation), a student at United Tribes Technical College, expresses her gratitude for being involved in creating the Thunderbird sculpture in the background. Seven Art/Art Marketing students were honored guests October 21 at a dedication program for Bismarck's newest piece of public art that depicts four giant Thunderbirds emerging from a thundercloud. From left, UTTC President David M. Gipp, Art/Art Marketing Director Wayne Pruse, students Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy III (Standing Rock), Joaquin Andrews (Fort Peck), Brianne McHugh (Three Affiliated), Todd Trottier (Turtle Mountain), Jamie L. Ducheneaux (Standing Rock), Dustin Black (Spirit Lake), and sculpture contractor Paul Scherr, Bismarck. The Thunderbirds sculpture was the first of six public art projects commission by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District for the city's riverfront trail near the Missouri River. UTTC students are to be involved in creating one new project each year.

Thunderbird Sculpture


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