Title: Air, Earth, Water
Location: Franklin Street Bus Stop at Manitowoc Public Library
Artist: Paula Radl
This utility box was part of a 2021 collaboration between the Rahr-West Art Museum Public Arts Committee and Manitowoc Public Utility. Ten utility boxes in downtown Manitowoc were painted by local artists with designs based on works from the Museum’s collection.
Radl states, “I picked Elise Johann’s Air Earth Water. I liked the style. It was somewhat playful with the penguin-like birds interacting. I like nature and it was a theme that I felt would be fun. With our lakeshore having much nature and wildlife I thought it would fit well with our area.”
Sponsors: Manitowoc Public Utilities, City of Manitowoc Room Tax Commission, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and Hallman Lindsay Paint.