On Sunday, April 28, the Honors Program hosted an Unveiling Ceremony to officially present the sculptures designed by Robert Barnum for each of the Honors halls to the public. The following is a brief excerpt from an article in the Big Rapids Pioneer on April 17, 2013.
Five metal sculptures, commissioned by the Honors program, were designed, engineered and constructed by students under the supervision of resident artist Robert Barnum. The pieces, recently installed in each of the residential program’s halls…,“The artwork represents, affirms and celebrates Honors program values in the public spaces where the students live and do their work,” said William Potter, associate provost of Retention and Student Success.“The Honors program is about more than just getting good grades or a high test score – it is about developing an identity as part of the community, both on campus and off,” said Peter Bradley, director of the Honors program. “Robert’s sculptures will serve as a prominent reminder of our commitment to strive toward those ideals.”
Here is a video of the event, filmed on an iPhone, sorry for the poor audio: