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Where is this thing? Guess & win #2

01/30/2014
A life-sized version of this bronze sculpture is located in St. Paul. Do you know where? Guess and win a stay at the NickMoore Hotel

A life-sized version of this bronze sculpture is located in St. Paul. Do you know where? Guess and win a stay at the NickMoore Hotel

It’s not often you walk through a museum in Maine and read “the sculpture is located in his hometown of St. Paul,  Minnesota.”

I turned around and looked at the small-scale version of this prominent piece of public art and recognized it immediately.

Do you?

Jen and I spent a cold Sunday afternoon in the bright, sunny and wonderfully diverse Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. We were visiting the free and newly renovated museum with my old Press buddy Larry and his wife Magda, who live in Freeport, Maine.

The Colby Museum is loaded with a great mix of art and history. We saw ancient Chinese pottery, some more than 4,000 years old; a small version of the Oldenburg/van Bruggen typewriter eraser; folk art weather vanes; several rooms full of 19th Century landscapes, a couple of Georgia O’Keefe paintings; an exhibit on the modern Egypt, and a great collection of wild west art…including a painting by Grandpa Nick’s  favorite: Charlie Russell.

A crowd of Korean and Russian students were leaving as we arrived so we roamed the quiet  galleries for at least two hours.

Anyway, I had Jen take an unauthorized photo of the sculpture above to see if any of my Minnesota readers can identify the location of the full-sized piece in St. Paul.

Leave your guesses in the comments below. The winner will receive free weekend lodging at the NickMoore Hotel in Bangor, Maine.

This fall’s winner, Tim Sinn, of Honolulu, Hawaii, correctly identified the Orrington Pound in Orrington, Maine but has failed to cash in his prize. Better hurry and book that flight from Honolulu to Bangor soon, Tim, offer expires March 31.

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5 Comments
  1. Ben Wermerskirchen permalink

    Cochran Park in St. Paul?! 🙂

  2. The sculpture is somewhere on Cathedral Hill (IIRC). Not sure I could give an address or even drive there. I just recall seeing it around there. I don’t know why.

    It’s good to see Charlie Russell getting some exposure! Which painting was being displayed?

  3. Tim Sinn permalink

    While the offer for the free stay at the NickMoore is tempting, Bangor Maine is currently 26 deg F whereas Honolulu Hawaii is 78 deg F. So this fall’s winner will not be cashing in his prize by March 31. Don’t think I could handle that kind of cold weather anymore after living in Hawaii for so long. But perhaps the deadline could be relaxed for fair weather friends who live so far away.

  4. Ben Wermerskirchen of Prague, Czech Republic, is the winner of this winter’s contest!

    The sculpture is located on Summit Avenue at Western, near the Commodore Hotel.

    Should Ben choose to take advantage of his free stay at the NickMoore Hotel, he would only have to travel 3,700 miles.

    Tim, on the other hand, would have to travel a bit further. Bangor International Airport and Honolulu International Airport are 5,100 miles apart, the furthest distance between two international airports in the United States!

    Tim, anyone who is crazy enough to fly 5,100 miles to Bangor, Maine can stay for free anytime but I encourage you to visit us by the March 31 contest deadline. We have a slogan here at the NickMoore: “Maine weather: Things are much worse in Minnesota.”

  5. Yay Ben! Raincheck, please?
    Hi to Larry and Magda; it was wonderful meeting them!

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