Title: Running Crow
Artist: Skeeter Aschinger
Medium: Sculpture – Mixed Media
Location: Munhall Elementary School, 1400 South 13th Avenue
Donated By: Guy and Elizabeth Bellaver
Map Locator Number: #9
Story: Running Crow was donated by the Bellavers in honor of and appreciation for Dorene Tieche – a long time teacher at Munhall whose 3rd grade curriculum combined her students’ study of social studies/Native American history and culture with the arts.
Prior to the 2009 dedication of the piece, Ms. Aschinger (who lives in Aurora and Florida) spent some time with Munhall’s art students – talking with them about her work and her career as an artist.
After the 1998 dedication of Ēkwabet, Ms. Tieche would invite Mr. Bellaver to come to her 3rd grade class every year to talk with her students about Ēkwabet and sculpting. He still has the wonderful – sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming – Thank You letters and drawings that he received from her classes.
This sculpture was purchased through the St. Charles Fine Art Show’s Purchase Award Sponsor/Donation Program.
“Art located within the school is available for viewing by contacting the school ahead of time and setting an appointment. Normal security measures apply. ”
Munhall Elementary School Phone Number: 331.228.2600
Photograph Courtesy of the SCAC