Saturday, February 11, 2012
"Keeper of the Plains" Weekend in B&W, Creative Exchange, Mellow Yellow Monday
The Keeper Of The Plains is a 44 foot tall steel sculpture standing at the point where the Big and the Little Arkansas rivers join together in downtown Wichita, Kansas. The impressive sculpture was created by Wichitan and Native American artist Blackbear Bosin, an internationally recognized artist. This icon of Wichita was erected in May 1974 to celebrate the United States Bicentennial. Several years ago it was renovated and placed on a 30 foot pedestal making it tower over 70 feet above the river. It is surrounded by a Ring of Fire at night--quite impressive.