Hanover celebrates Indiana's bicentennial through public art project

Bison model painted with Hanover graphics

Hanover College has participated in a statewide celebration of Indiana’s 200th birthday by supporting the Indiana Association of United Ways’ Bison-tennial Public Art Project.

The large fiberglass bison – eight and one-half feet long and five feet tall – was provided by Duke Energy and painted as part of the movement to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial. The project's end goal is to have at least one bison on display in each of Indiana’s 92 counties. The decorated bison are expected to be complete before Indiana’s Bicentennial Statehood Day, Sunday, Dec. 11.

Senior Malik Hairston and junior Morgan Livinghouse led an effort to have Hanover students paint the College’s “bison-tennial” bison, “Reggie.” The once-blank textured canvas now features Hanover’s logo in white on a red field on one side. The view from The Point, along with the Parker Auditorium cupola, adorns the other side in shades of blue.

In addition to “Reggie,” Jefferson County's representative, Duke Energy provided bison to five other Indiana counties. Hanover’s bison arrived on campus in mid-November and, now complete, will be on display in the J. Graham Brown Campus Center.

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