outdoor art

Rockford's Art in the Parks
6:30 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Outdoor Art Series: A Symbol Of A City

Alexander Liberman's "Symbol," in its current location along the Rock River in Rockford.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

You don’t always have to step inside a museum to enjoy art in northern Illinois. Chicago has its Picasso, the Lincoln Highway has its murals, and Rockford has its Symbol.   We wrap up our outdoor art series this morning with a walk along the Rock River Recreation Path to visit Rockford’s most controversial sculpture. 

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Outdoor Art Series
6:22 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Outdoor Art Series: Southern Wisconsin Barn Quilts

Nancy Nienhuis stands in front of her barn quilt "Farmer's Daughter" with her grandchildren
Jenna Dooley WNIJ

Nancy Nienhuis was born in a farmhouse in rural Janesville, Wis. She's worked the land her whole life and plans to keep it in the family. She's proud of her family's agricultural legacy and wants others to take notice.

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6:20 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Outdoor Art Series: Bridge Of Art Spans Northern Illinois

Guy Stephens WNIJ

Sitting around a table, in a storefront in downtown Fulton, Illinois, several women discuss the window displays they’ve created for the Bridge of Art’s “Amazing Art of Recycling.”

Nancy Kolk created a river scene for her shop, Riverhouse Antiques:

“We took pottery shards to make a walkway which leads to water, and then we added cotton balls represent the pelicans.”

Heather Bennett, executive director of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce, used a different set of materials for her window at the Fulton Journal.

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6:30 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Outdoor Art Series: Library Sculptures In Barrington

The public library in the Chicago suburb of Barrington isn’t just an oasis for book lovers and knowledge seekers. Outside the walls, it has attractions for art enthusiasts. In the first part of our summer series on outdoor art, WNIJ's Mike Moen checked out the sculptures that decorate this sprawling property.

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