RESOLUTION NO. 930908

 

On the death of Dale Eldred.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of Kansas City, Missouri are saddened by the death, on July 26, 1993, of Dale Eldred, internationally known sculptor and long-time faculty member of the Kansas City Art Institute; and

 

WHEREAS, born in Minneapolis in 1933, Dale Eldred joined the faculty of the Art Institute in 1959. His public exhibition of sculptures across the metropolitan landscape included four hundred light-reflecting poles in the median strip of Brush Creek Boulevard, south of the Nelson Gallery; stainless-steel pylons as a centerpiece of a downtown mall concept in Kansas City, Kansas, and the Heritage Fountain at Blue Valley Park. He completed public art projects in other cities around the United States as well as Ankara, Turkey. He received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and awards or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Institute of Architects; and

 

WHEREAS, Dale Eldred will long be remembered for his contributions to Kansas City as a teacher and artist and will be truly missed; NOW THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their deepest sorrow upon learning of the death of Mr. Dale Eldred; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Council in testimony thereof, and in token of the genuine respect and warm affection with which he was regarded by Kansas Citians. _______________________________________________________