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Posted on: November 1, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Dedication Ceremony for Public Art Project

The Magic Valley Arts Council is hosting a dedication ceremony at 12 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2 for 'The Diligent Usher,' which is Twin Falls' newest public art project at the North Five Points Pocket Park located at Blue Lakes Boulevard and Addison Avenue.

The public is encouraged to attend the dedication ceremony. Refreshments will be provided.

'The Diligent Usher' is a steel statue created by artists Greg and Brock Bartlett, which depicts the horse-drawn process of trenching irrigation canals. It's a tribute to the animals who helped city founders transform the high-desert landscape into a thriving community through the laborious process of irrigation.

The statue was purchased by the City of Twin Falls for $25,000 with funds from the City of Twin Falls Arts in Public Places Program. The Austin Western Wheel Scraper being pulled by the 'Usher' is on indefinite loan to the city from the Twin Falls County Museum Historical Society.

The project was facilitated by the Magic Valley Arts Council, North Five Points Art Project Committee, Twin Falls Canal Company, Twin Falls County Historical Museum, and City of Twin Falls.

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