He was raised in Vermont, conducted business in New York, and honed his craft in Florida – but sculptor Steven Maeck now calls the tiny Driftless town of Burr Oak, Iowa, home.
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here’s yard art – and then there’s the art that magnificently graces the Burr Oak, Iowa, yard of artist Steven Maeck and his wife, Karleen. We’re not talking metal wind spinners, steel fire pits, or cast-iron flamingos (as fabulous as all those may be!). Instead, the couple’s expansive yard – located just a couple blocks from another magnificent structure, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum – “houses” an array of Steven’s unique, thought-provoking sculptures. “Modernist and primarily non representational,” they’re crafted largely from iron and welded and assembled steel pieces found in salvage yards.
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OCTOBER 8, 9 & 10 FREE • OPEN 10 TO 5 • 42 ARTISTS • 31 LOCATIONS
SCENIC DRIVE YOURSELF TOUR OF STUDIOS ALL WITHIN 40 MILES OF DECORAH
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