Herron students’ work to accent Dow headquarters

Dow AgroSciences’ $340 million headquarters expansion is creating opportunities for Herron School of Art and Design students.

The company commissioned a sculpture from Dana Fast, a senior majoring in sculpture, then expanded the program to include work by six other students.

Dave Freeman, Matthew Osborn and Christopher Stuart will create benches for inside and outdoors. Paintings by Katelin Kinney, Marna Shopoff and Catherine Vorholzer will hang on the walls.

Herron, part of IUPUI, markets the services and artwork of its students and faculty through the Frank and Katrina Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life. The school said the work at Dow AgroSciences represents its largest cross-discipline installation to-date.

Dow AgroSciences, the seed and pesticide division of Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich., announced in March 2010 a five-year plan to expand its headquarters on Zionsville Road at West 96th Street and create more than 500 jobs.

The first phase of the project includes a 175,000-square-foot research and development building, which is slated for completion next summer. Fast’s enamel-coated steel sculpture, “Emergence,” will be at the entrance to that building.

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