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“Compass Rose” sculpture dedication set for Friday in the Boathouse district of OKC

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Boathouse District

OKLAHOMA CITY- Oklahoma City is invited to the dedication of the newly installed sculpture “Compass Rose” at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 4.

The “Compass Rose” is a new sculpture that’s being installed in the boathouse district of Oklahoma City.

It is created by an artist from New York, Owen Morrel, who describes himself as a practitioner of populist art for the people.

The $400,000 aluminum and stainless steel sculpture is a gift from leadership Oklahoma City.  The “Compass Rose” is related to navigation with ancient navigation devices.

“Public art is becoming an increasingly important and memorable part of our community,” Mayor Cornett said. “I can’t thank Leadership Oklahoma City and the Inasmuch Foundation enough for this generous gift. The Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is the ideal home for the nautically-themed sculpture.”

The dedication coincides with the Oklahoma Regatta Festival, a five day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and family fun along the Oklahoma River.