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Wanted Your Rocks!

by Craig Holgate

Calling all rock hounds in St. Louis County!

A Minnesota artist needs your help for a large mosaic-style mural hes creating to hang in the Government Services Center (GSC) in Duluth. Artist Craig David is creating a contemporary mural titled WaterNotes, and hes asking for the communitys help to gather stones from throughout the county.

WaterNotes will abstractly depict water, sky, flora, fauna and the iconic industrial/urban forms of bridges, tracks, pilings and structures. The mural will be created in a combination of natural stone tile and stones collected from the beaches and estuaries of Lake Superior, and the hills of St. Louis County. The artist is seeking a variety of stones that he will slice and use as mosaic within the mural.

Stones should be between two and eight inches in diameter. Possible materials include:

unusual, colorful, unique or interesting natural stone/rock

lake-worn stone and materials from the highlands

lake-worn glass and industrial iron

Collection boxes will be placed in the Government Service Center in Duluth, the Northland Office Center in Virginia, the Hibbing Courthouse Annex, and the St. Louis County Service Center in Ely beginning Wednesday, August 13. Donations will be accepted through September 12. Donated materials may be used in the mural, but will not be returned if unused.