Project Category: Public Art

The Four Muses

Four Muses Artist: Jill Rippe Location: Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse Brick bas relief representing the ancient Greek muses of Dance, Music, Comedy, and Tragedy, set in the natural beauty of the area’s rivers and bluffs.  This art pieces are found emerging from the wall of the Weber… Read more »

Fledgling – Sculpture

Fledgling Artist: Michael Martino Location: La Crosse County Grounds, 300 4th Street North This piece of art is a contemporary sculpture of a boy with his skateboard, sporting angelic wings.

Family – Sculpture

Artist: Elmer Peterson Location: Gundersen Clinic, 1836 South Avenue This 8′ tall sculpture features a family of four cast in bronze.

Eagle Landmark – Sculpture

Artist: Elmer Peterson Location: Riverside Park Towering at 38′ tall, this sculpture depicts a bald eagle with a 20′ wingspan.  It is constructed from COR-TEN steel and stainless steel.  The different weathering properties of these materials create the eagle’s white head and tail in contrast to the rusted color of the remaining sculpture.

Dancing Francis

Dancing Francis Artist: Paul Granlun Location: Viterbo University, 900 Viterbo Drive A 9′ tall bronze sculpture commemorating Saint Francis of Assisi.  Saint Francis is depicted standing on a crescent of the moon, holding a sun disk in his hand.

Dancing Clare

Dancing Clare Artist: David Kocka Location: Viterbo University, near the Fine Arts area of Assisi Courtyard This is a bronze sculpture commemorating Saint Clare of Assisi.

Dancers – Sculpture

Artist: Donna Gerke-Cutta Location: 119 King Street, Pump House Regional Arts Center Enjoy this whimsical blue stainless steel sculpture depicting two female dancing figures as well as a looping ribbon around them.  The flowing ribbon is reminiscent of the nearby Mississippi River.

Boy with Butterfly

Boy with Butterfly Artist: Elmer Petersen Location: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Lobby This sculpture is a welded and steel-coated with bronze by braising, standing at 5’9″ tall.  It depicts a young boy reaching for a butterfly.


Anidonts Artist: Luis Arata Location: Myrick Park Abstract painted aluminum sculpture of a boy and his dog located at the entrance of Myrick Park.

An Educator’s Tools -Sculpture

Artist: Brad Nichols Location: Viterbo University, Northwest Corner of Murphy Center This six-foot tall metal sculpture was erected to commemorate past, present, and future educators.  It includes tools such as a ruler, pencil, paintbrush, journal, and cylinder.