Public art to be subject of forum

POCAHONTAS – A public art project in Pocahontas County will be the subject of a forum Thursday evening.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency, 500 N.E. Sixth St., in Pocahontas.

Event organizers said gathering ideas about the art project and learning more about Pocahontas County are the goals of the forum.

“The intent of this project is to create an iconic placemaking public artwork that helps to reinforce the identity and brand of Pocahontas County,” David Dahlquist, creative director of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, of Des Moines., said in a written statement. “We do not know what that is now, and so that is the first part of the process – discovery.”

RDG Dahlquist Art Studio was hired by the Pocahontas County Economic Development Commission and the Pocahontas County Foundation to lead the public art project.