IPFW Unveils 50th Anniversary Bike Rack Sculptures (PHOTOS)

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IPFW Unveils 50th Anniversary Bike Rack Sculptures (PHOTOS)

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October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 8:58 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - IPFW kicked off Wednesday its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the campus.

IPFW officials, Mayor Tom Henry, D-Fort Wayne, and Allen County Commissioner Therese Brown, R-District 2 unveiled IPFW Sculpture With Purpose, 50 decorative bicycle racks, at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.

The sculptures will be on display at the Museum of Art through Oct. 16. The display is free to the public.

The bike racks will then be auctioned; and proceeds will go towards IPFW scholarships.

"These 50 sculptures are going to engage the entire community," IPFW chancellor Vicky Carwein, D.N.S./Ph.D., says. "By bringing this public art project to our streets, we are not only enhancing the spirit and culture of Fort Wayne, but we are also encouraging residents to bike and to live a healthy lifestyle."

One hundred sixty artists from around the United States submitted their designs, hoping to have one of the 50 used.

Full-sized versions of the sculptures will be unveiled May 17, 2014.




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