Tess Little, Friendship Arch, 2011
Local artist Tess Little created “Friendship Arch” with over 250 participants in the community. Located in Wenzler Park, the 12 foot, stainless steel arch and two benches represent hands traced by the participants with individualized symbols. The adult participants are shown on the arch while the youth participants’ hands are represented on the two stainless steel benches. Each individual contributing to the arch is noted on the bronze plaque next to the work of art.
Tess Little is faculty at Sinclair Community College and the founder and coordinator of REACH, an annual symposium promoting cross-cultural understanding and education between the African American, Appalachian, Latino, Native American, and all other ethnic communities in the Miami Valley area.