Bronze by George Lundeen (b.1948) | Gift of Governor and Mrs. Edward G. Rendell
Sculptor George Lundeen specializes in producing fleeting moments of emotion in the hard and enduring material of bronze. A young boy keeps peace between the canine and the feline: a pug on his lap, a golden retriever at his back, and a kitten at the opposite end of the bench. Peacekeeper is located near the entrance to Penn's Woods in the Richard C. von Hess Gardens.
Born and raised in Holdrege, Nebraska, Lundeen earned his BFA from Hastings College in Nebraska and his MFA from the University of Illinois. He was inspired to sculpt for a living while studying at the Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy, and today lives and works in Loveland, Colorado.
Bessie the Belted Galloway
Fiberglass, Hand-Painted by Amy Kitchen (b.1987) | Gift of Stevens & Lee
The artist wittily chose the livestock breed, Belted Galloway, as the background for her depictions of the major transportation "beltways" of Pennsylvania and our neighboring states. Local landmarks such as the State Capitol and the Rockville Bridge are prominently featured. Belted Galloway cattle were first imported to the United States in 1950 by a resident of Pennsylvania. Bessie is located in Penn’s Woods.
Bessie the Belted Galloway was designed and painted by Millersburg High School student Amy Kitchen, as part of the 2004 Harrisburg CowParade, a fundraiser for Harrisburg regional charitable and arts organizations.