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April 26, 2017
New Art on Loan Installed


A signature Don Kennell steel sculpture has been installed on the corner of Grant and Federal in Santa Fe. Barn Dog is a monumental piece that features a porch swing mounted beneath the dog’s torso. The sculpture is on loan to the City of Santa Fe through the Arts Commission division and the TOURISM Santa Fe department. Kennell’s whimsical large-scale sculptures of animals are a community favorite.

“The space at the corner of Federal and Grant is a wonderful place to display art. I am very excited to have Don Kennell, a member of our local art community, make such a large and fun piece available to kick off what will become a place for many more to follow.  As the ‘City of Art,’ we have to seize every opportunity to make the depth and variety of art available to all in our public spaces,” says Randy Randall, Executive Director or TOURISM Santa Fe.

 Kennell’s work has been featured in public and private collections, including at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival, both in Indio, CA, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (Boston, MA), and locally at the Santa Fe Railyard and Meow Wolf. Kennell uses recycled materials in all his works. By creating monumental sculptures, he hopes to make animals visible and bring particular species visibility. “These sculptures invite the viewer into a fanciful world, where one may swing underneath a grizzly bear, for example,” states Kennell. “The viewer becomes a participant. And can construct a narrative or even construe a relationship with the animal in the sculpture. We hope such experiences will inspire people to reimagine the relationships humans currently have with animals and the natural world.”

Randy Randall, (505) 955-6209, [bot protected email address]
                            Debra Garcia Griego, (505) 955-6707, [bot protected email address]

 Barn Dog

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