Stop by and check out this neat
sculpture entitled "Check 9"
by Sedalian Scott Linsenbardt
installed just south of the Katy Depot!
Rag Tag Train
Rag Tag was created by artist Christine Schilling in collaboration with hundreds of Sedalia school children. Scores of surprising train cars were designed by kids and then plasma-cut from sheets of steel. In honor of the statewide "Rails to Trails" project, the sculpture shows how trains have given way to newer (and sometimes more kid-friendly) forms of transportation. The work is s whimsical kinetic and interactive treasure hunt. Observant viewers will discover a dozen moving parts, including wheels and gears that spin, a rocking cow, trains that move, a piano player that spins, and B-2 bombers that fly.
The addition to the restored Historic Katy Depot and the "Rails to Trails" project, the sculpture sits alongside the tracks at Sedalia's Katy Depot.
sculpture project was jointly funded with grants received from the
Missouri Department of Transportation Enhancement Program and the
Housing & Urban Development Economic Initiative Program.
Syncopated Rhythm Piano
artist, John Guffin designed and fabricated the piece titled
"Syncopated Rhythm." Mr. Guffin who began a career in the construction
business found himself with extra time on his hands during the slow
months of winter when construction would hit a lull. During the winter
of 1977 his son, Andy, was born and he found himself taking care of his
infant son during the day while his wife worked. He found that he missed
working with his hands and as soon as she would come home in the
evening, Guffin would head to the basement and he began tinkering with
motorcycle spokes. From the spokes he formed his sons name. From that he
began a love of metal working. Today, he owns Guffin Metal Craft, which
is based here in Sedalia.
The art piece, which reflects Sedalia's Ragtime Heritage, features a turn-of-the-century piano and how it would have "felt playing ragtime." It is a life size piece that will offers great photo opportunities.