Grand Island Partnership for the Arts hopes to bring in new public art

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Partnership for the Arts is hoping to carry out a dream by Grand Island resident Densel Rasmussen. Rasmussen said in 2006 that he wanted to see something creative as you entered Grand Island. Now two years after he's passed, the group is making that dream come true.

The design for Densel's Dream, created by Matthew Plazcek.

Densel's dream is a sculpture created by Grand Island artist Matthew Plazcek. It's about 50 feet long, 9 feet wide and roughly 15 feet tall. The group is wanting to put it on the patch of grass just north of where Highway 281 and Webb Road meet.

They say as Grand Island starts to fit more into the definition of a city, we need to focus on keeping it beautiful for both residents and visitors.

"I think it's one of the things that happens as towns grow and become cities that they need to be more aware of keeping their city nicer, more beautiful," Dr. Steve Anderson, President of the GI Partnership for the Arts, said. "City people can be more proud of living there. That's what we're trying to do for Grand Island."

The property is currently owned by the state, but is in the process of being transferred to the city. The group will meet with the City Council on Tuesday to pitch their idea.