On Sunday, UW-Stevens Point (UWSP) students and community volunteers put their final touches on a 30-foot stone and glass mosaic labyrinth. Over the course of three weeks, it took more than six tons of river stones to complete the project.
Meghan Wagner attends UWSP and received a $5,000 grant from the Carlson Art Gallery, Student Advisory Committee, to create an art project on her college campus. As a senior majoring in Art and Arts Management, Wagner felt this was a great way to kick-off her upcoming senior year.
“I've had different families with younger kids come and help,” shared Wagner. “Everyone, including the little kids, love placing the stones in the project. It's been a really fun way to get involved with the community and meet people who are interested in this type of thing,” added Wagner.
Located alongside a public trail on the UWSP Treehaven campus, Wagner hopes that throughout the year, as people use the trail, they come across her artwork that took the community to create.
In the next few weeks, volunteers will join Meghan for a formal ribbon cutting of the new artwork.