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Duluth shows public design for roundabout art

Special Photo On Tuesday, Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris and the Gateway Art Project Committee unveiled the city's newest piece of art, which will be placed in Duluth's roundabout.

Special Photo On Tuesday, Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris and the Gateway Art Project Committee unveiled the city's newest piece of art, which will be placed in Duluth's roundabout.

DULUTH -- On Tuesday, Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris and the Gateway Art Project Committee unveiled Michael Dillon's design for a piece of permanent art at the newly constructed roundabout at the intersections of W. Lawrenceville Street, McClure Bridge Road and Irvindale Road.

If you missed this sneak peek, you won't have a chance to see the piece again until it's fully constructed and installed. Glimpses of the project will be shown on Duluth's website through photos and videos.

"I felt an immediate connection to Duluth's history, as well as their modern day community vision and values," Dillon said. "I was also very excited by AGCO's involvement in the project, as their machinery is a part of my history and inspires my personal aesthetic."

Dillon is the owner of Dillon Forge, an artist/blacksmith studio in Milton. He has been creating artwork for 20 years, with the goal to "build a relationship with each client/community he works with and to bring forth a collaborative vision for a highly crafted work of art."

The Gateway Art Project Committee was formed in January 2012 to plan and implement the process of selecting public art in the center of the roundabout.

For more information, visit www.duluthga.net.