Oak View Group Introducing Local Artist Sculpture at the Grand River Center  


(DUBUQUE, IA – May 24, 2024) Oak View Group, operators of Grand River
Center is introducing a public art piece at the entrance of the
convention center, which will be displayed for 365 days. The sculpture
was installed on Wednesday May 15th, 2024.  
 The sculpture, “SPACE+TIME=THE MOMENT,” was crafted by local artist Dan
Aldeman, with assistance from Jim Kelly and collaboration with Key City
Creative Center is located in Dubuque, Iowa.  Dan Alderman is known for his
unique artwork, capturing the Midwest landscape’s charm.  
 This sculpture is Dan’s tribute to Dubuque, showcasing his
appreciation for the city.  
 Standing 9 feet tall, this sculpture features a 4-inch-wide limestone
disc that rotates 360 degrees, aligning with the sun daily. Etched at
its center are the river borders of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and the
Mississippi River, with a drilled hole marking Dubuque’s location.  
 Oak View Group partnered with the City of Dubuque in early February to
bring this project to life. By incorporating public art at the Grand
River Center, Oak View Group aims to bring inspiration, aesthetics, and
connection to the venue and community.  
 “Integrating public art into the Grand River Center reflects the City
of Dubuque’s character, drawing visitors near and far to immerse
themselves in its beauty. By weaving public art into the venue, it
becomes more than an event space; it transforms into a destination,
inspiring and connecting through artistic expression.” – Bonnie
Spurling, City of Dubuque Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager.  
 “I am a firm believer that public art holds a strong place in public
assembly venues, especially convention centers,” said Oak View Group’s
Ryan Bonifas, General Manager of the Grand River Center. “I look
forward to future opportunities to partner with the City of Dubuque and
local artists to enhance the experience for our guests and community.”  
 For more information about the SPACE+TIME=THE MOMENT or the Grand River
Center, please visit www.grandrivercenter.com [2] or call 563.239.9301.

 About Oak View Group  
 Oak View Group (OVG) is the global leader in live experience venue
development, management, premium hospitality services, and 360-degree
solutions for a collection of world-class-owned venues and a client
roster of arenas, stadiums, convention centers, music festivals,
performing arts centers, and cultural institutions. Founded by Tim
Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015, OVG is the leading developer of
major new venues either open or under development across four
continents. Visit OakViewGroup.com [3] and follow OVG on Facebook
[4], Instagram [5], LinkedIn [6], and X [7].  

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