The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 26, 2001 · Page 3
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THE SALINA JOURNAL THURSDAY, APRIL 26, .2001 A3 On Said Home Appliances • Big ScKjeieiiT '^"^ Professionally FREE JEFF COOPER / The Salina Journal The sculpture that Jeanette Gilchrist originally made in Gentry Mall will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Auction / To help local Habitat office FF^OM PAGE A1 "Well, that would have been a terrible situation," he said. He unbolted the sculptures arid stored them at his home. Jhirty-two years after their creation, another Bergen, Richard's son Rich, entered the pieture. In 2000, Richard and Rich Bergen decided to use those sculptures to make garden decorations for the Salina Habitat fo{ Humanity charity auction. Tljey located Gilchrist and asked her permission. bilchrist said she was honored the Bergens wanted to use her student project to make sculptures for charity. "I would have never thought it would end up with Dr. Bergen," Gilchrist said. The sculpture the Bergens created in 2000 sold at the auction, and now another one will got on sale at this year's auc- ti(Jn, set for Saturday after- ncton. It can be viewed at Central Mall, inside the Sears' entrance. "It's a one-of-a-kind. Nobody else will have one like it," Rich Bergen said. Rich Bergen said he tried for a design that would look at home in a garden. The result was a 9-foot-tall metal flower. Rich Bergen credits Gilchrist with doing most of the work. "The pieces in the sculpture ar§ the ones she made. I just rearranged them," he said. Whoever buys the sculpture this year need not worry about transporting it from the mall. Installation by the Bergens comes with the purchase. The remainder of Gilchrist's stijdent art project will return to;:her. The section she signed as'a student will be part of a gatden sculpture the Bergens are making for her yard. "I want to have it there for posterity," Gilchrist said. Gilchrist, who works as a religion teacher at Sacred Heart High School, now does free- laijce art projects. tt Starting with birdhouses This is the fourth year for the auction, said Nathan Swanson, Salina Habitat for Humanity Old Country Store ; South of 1-70 on Ninth St. '. Infronl of the Besl Western Mlil-America Inn Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays 785-823-2670 friiPool School \lM^ May 8th, V^^. 6:30 p.m. Pools PlUSofSalir 823-POOL (823-7665) TkeArt of Graphic Design Tkia dpUoJe of. llie iiwarJ -wMma^ pro jjram proanccdwsiiFrv, loaiutcs ^pi»i<: artUt^- CliaiwalTluunsujaril | anJ Karric Simpson-Vodt PortlWs Stale UnivBoaty. |, airing at 7:50 p .to. Tkuiwlay "FOLLOWINO A FEW SIMPLE DIRECTIONS COULD SAVE YOU MONEY." pr' CALL ME TO FIND OUT HOW SAFE DRIVERS CAN SAVE. Deana Strickland 1825 S.9lh, Kraft Manor Salina, KS 67401 Bus; (785) 452-9191 Fax; (785) 820-9767 Cell: (785) 493-2575 )/lllstafe. You're in good hands. 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