Press RoomMammoth Sculpture and Naming Contest
May 5, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mammoth Sculpture Unveiled at the Neville…And It Needs a Name!
Green Bay, WI---May 5, 2016---The Neville Public Museum has a new addition to the grounds-a mammoth sculpture by local artist Carl Vanderheyden. Carl is a welder and uses mostly recycled steel and other “found objects” to create spectacular lifelike sculptures like eagles, angels, and now, a mammoth.
The mammoth’s exterior was created from three recycled 250 gallon heating oil tanks from the Green Bay Area. It stands 7 feet tall and weighs 750 pounds.
The Neville Public Museum will run a mammoth-naming contest now through August 7, 2016. To suggest a name for the sculpture, visitors can take a selfie with the mammoth and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #NevilleMammoth and include their name suggestion in the caption or email your photo to [email protected] with a name suggestion. Finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be up for a final public vote in person at the museum or via email survey from August 9, 2016-August 28, 2016.
The mammoth sculpture coincides with the May arrival of Ice Age Imperials, a traveling exhibit with two full-scale dioramas, a series of interactive displays and educational components and includes real fossils from ancient animals like the sabretooth cat, woolly mammoth, giant sloth, dire wolf, giant beaver, and Ice Age bear.
Please visit www.NevillePublicMuseum.org for more information on Ice Age Imperials and www.instagram.com/nevillepublicmuseum for more information on the naming contest.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the Romaine & Mary Schanock Family Foundation and Renco Machine Company for making this project possible.
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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