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Audio tourKeeper 150 Sculpture Project - Celebrating Wichita's Sesquicentennial

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    To celebrate Wichita's 150th birthday, the Together Wichita Board of Directors developed and funded a unique public art project. Thirteen ten-foot fiberglass replicas of Black Bear Bosin's iconic Keeper of the Plains sculpture were purchased for placement in parks and green spaces throughout the city. With the help of W/Young Pros, area artists were selected from a pool of nearly 60 applicants to paint the Keepers. Each artist received a stipend from Together Wichita.The Board also underwrote a documentary about the artistic process that was produced by Chris Frank with KPTS.

    Two Keeper sculptures were installed in public parks and spaces in each of Wichita's six City Council Districts in August 2020. One sculpture was designated for placement by the Mayor of Wichita. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple selected the Advanced Learning Library as the location for the final Keeper.

    Keep checking back for the specific location in each park where the Keepers will be permanently placed. All installations should be completed by the end of September, 2020.

    And check out the KPTS documentary that can be found here - https://www.togetherwichita.com/

    Check togetherwichita.com for more projects the group has undertaken to provide lasting gifts for the community and follow Together Wichita on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  3. 1 Stryker Sports Complex - 2999 N Greenwich, Wichita, KS 67226
  4. 2 Dr. Glen Dey Park - 2801 N. Grove, Wichita, KS 67219
  5. 3 Fairmount Park - 1647 N. Yale, Wichita, KS 67218
  6. 4 Eastview Park - 1544 N. Governeour Rd, Wichita, KS 67206
  7. 5 Clapp Memorial Park - 4611 E Harry St, Wichita, KS 67218
  8. 6 Planeview Park - 2819 Fees, Wichita, KS 67210 - VANDALIZED
  9. 7 Osage Park - 2121 W 31st St S, Wichita, KS 67217
  10. 8 Advanced Learning Library - 711 W. 2nd Street N., Wichita, KS 67203
  11. 9 Minisa Park - 704 W 13th St N, Wichita, KS 67203
  12. 10 Orchard Park - 4808 W 9th St N, Wichita, KS 67212
  13. 11 West Douglas Park - 3201 W Douglas, Wichita KS 67213
  14. 12 Buffalo Park - 10201 Hardtner, Wichita, KS 67235
  1. Audio tour Summary

    To celebrate Wichita's 150th birthday, the Together Wichita Board of Directors developed and funded a unique public art project. Thirteen ten-foot fiberglass replicas of Black Bear Bosin's iconic Keeper of the Plains sculpture were purchased for placement in parks and green spaces throughout the city. With the help of W/Young Pros, area artists were selected from a pool of nearly 60 applicants to paint the Keepers. Each artist received a stipend from Together Wichita.The Board also underwrote a documentary about the artistic process that was produced by Chris Frank with KPTS.

    Two Keeper sculptures were installed in public parks and spaces in each of Wichita's six City Council Districts in August 2020. One sculpture was designated for placement by the Mayor of Wichita. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple selected the Advanced Learning Library as the location for the final Keeper.

    Keep checking back for the specific location in each park where the Keepers will be permanently placed. All installations should be completed by the end of September, 2020.

    And check out the KPTS documentary that can be found here - https://www.togetherwichita.com/

    Check togetherwichita.com for more projects the group has undertaken to provide lasting gifts for the community and follow Together Wichita on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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  • Mark Waller

    5 out of 5 rating 05-05-2021

    Great App - exactly what I was looking for - but app hard to find if you don’t know it exists.

  • Sherry Simpson

    5 out of 5 rating 11-11-2020

    I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The Keeper was installed when I was a young woman & is very special to my family.

  • Faith Martin

    5 out of 5 rating 10-12-2020

    Completed the keeper tour in one day. It was an amazing experience! We saw parts of Wichita that we've never seen before, and we've lived here for 20 years. 10/10 would recommend this. Please go do this with your family, it's a fun day. Favorite spot was the wetlands area, what a treasure. Thanks Wichita!

  • Eugenia Ayala

    5 out of 5 rating 09-25-2020

    Awesome... beautiful... I loved

  • Cathy Krueger

    4 out of 5 rating 09-24-2020

    Seen the keeper at Pracht today 9-23-2020 This keeper brings in the nature of the park. You can look at it to preview what you may see in the park on your walk. it is very well done

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