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   from the issue of September 23, 2004

Lewis, Clark sculpture to be unveiled

The William Clark and Meriwether Lewis expedition of 200 years ago will be remembered in Nebraska through the latest outdoor art in downtown Lincoln.

A life-size bronze sculpture of the two explorers - along with others they possibly met on their journey - are featured in "On the Trail of Discovery" by Nebraska native and artist George Lundeen. The sculpture is part of UNL's Great Plains Art Collection at the Center for Great Plains Studies and is being installed at 1155 Q St.

The public is invited to a reception celebrating the sculpture at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Hewit Place at 1155 Q St. and the unveiling at 6 p.m.

The sculpture depicts Lewis and Clark with a Native American man and child and the expedition's dog, Seaman. Lewis is depicted in his military uniform crouching next to Seaman. Wearing his buckskins, Clark holds a map in his hands and stands next to the Native American man, who points to the map and directs the way. The Native American boy holds a 15-star U.S. flag.

Lundeen is a native of Holdrege and holds degrees from Hastings College and the University of Illinois. He also studied as a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar at Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy. In 1999, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He lives and works in Loveland, Colo. Lundeen has been commissioned to sculpt works for universities, foundations and corporations. "On the Trail of Discovery" is one of several commissions in Nebraska. Another work by the artist in a public collection in Lincoln is "Players" for the University of Nebraska.

In conjunction with the unveiling of "On the Trail of Discovery," sculptures by Lundeen will be on display in the Great Plains Art Collection's Christlieb Gallery at 1155 Q St. from Oct. 1-10.

The Great Plains Art Collection is managed by UNL's Center for Great Plains Studies.



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