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Posted on: August 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Unveiling of Newest “Art You Can Sit On” Project, Dances With Wolves

Dances with Wolves, Art You Can Sit OnThe public and media are invited to join us for an unveiling of the newest “Art You Can Sit On” project – Dances With Wolves on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Idaho Falls River Walk on Memorial Drive just south of the roundabout. 

Dances With Wolves is in honor of the late Regina Louise & John Bruno, long-time residents and enthusiasts of the city of Idaho Falls and Idaho Falls River Walk.

Carrying out their mother’s wishes to provide a place where people could sit and spend quality time with their loved ones, just as she often did, the Bruno family contacted local artist Ronda Friesen. The family was very impressed with other memorial projects Friesen completed along the River Walk – the Grizzly Bear Mama & Cubs and the Appaloosa artwork (Chess Mates) on the River Walk.

Dances With Wolves is a delightful arrangement made up of a tree stump table surrounded by four wolves.

The Bruno family moved to Idaho Falls in 1988. John Bruno worked for the Idaho National Laboratory and their children, interestingly quadruplets, attended Idaho Falls High School.  Their father passed away in 1994. Their mother remained in Idaho Falls until her passing in 2016. 

This latest “Art You Can Sit On” project is a collaboration between the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department, the Idaho Falls Arts Council and the Bruno family. The project is funded by the Bruno family.

There are approximately 21 art benches downtown and 27 on the River Walk.  A map of the benches is on the Arts Council website.


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