Bruce Hilding White’s “Ruckus” Sculpture

Artist: Bruce Hilding White

Title: Ruckus

Date: Made in 1987 during the time that the sculptor’s son was a student on campus at Rockford College.

Description: The yellow elbows resemble macaroni. The sculptor wanted to relate the piece to the campus life of students, because many college-aged students eat macaroni and cheese.

Dimensions: Painted steel, 16’ x 9’

Location: Rockford College (Between Cummings and McGaw Halls), Address: 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108

 

Sources:

1) Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 9/20/2023. https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art-trail/

2) Rockford Area Arts Council and Rockford Park District.  “Greater Rockford Inventory of Public Sculpture.” October 8, 2003. Website PDF accessed 11/7/2023.

https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1460591780/clients/rockford/Public_Art_Directory_b47be8f7-f0ae-5102-046b39a2fb2f6ba7.pdf

Erik Blome’s “Peace Through Knowledge” Sculpture

Artist: Erik Blome

Title: Peace Through Knowledge

Date: Dedicated October 4, 2002

Description: Bronze books supporting stainless steel globe contain the word “peace” in many world languages. Commissioned by Rockford College and the Alumni Class of 1951

Dimensions: 13′ tall bronze, stainless steel and granite sculpture, with bronze doves and a granite pedestal.

Location: Jane Addams International Peace Garden at Rockford University, address: 5050 E. State St., Rockford IL 61108

 

Sources:

1) Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Rockford Public Art Trail.” Website Accessed 9/20/2023. https://www.gorockford.com/things-to-do/public-art-trail/

2) Rockford Area Arts Council and Rockford Park District.  “Greater Rockford Inventory of Public Sculpture.” October 8, 2003. Website PDF accessed 11/7/2023.

https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1460591780/clients/rockford/Public_Art_Directory_b47be8f7-f0ae-5102-046b39a2fb2f6ba7.pdf

“Rockford University kicks off Spring Forum Series” – 2017

Source: Rockford Register Star 1-26=2017

J.R. Sullivan’s Hometown Holiday, Local Holiday Market – 2016

Source:  Rockford Register Star Dec. 4, 2016