CEDAR FALLS — An outdoor public sculpture commemorating women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th Amendment was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony at the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club, 304 Clay St.
The sculpture, created by Victoria Reed Nieman [MFA ’16], a 2010 University of Northern Iowa graduate, was commissioned by the Cedar Falls-Waterloo 19th Amendment Centennial Committee. It has been installed on the northeast corner of the club’s lawn.
A combination of stainless and mild steel, the piece stands 6 to 7 feet tall and features a design that honors the fight for women’s right to vote and subtly pays homage to women’s handicrafts.
A second sculpture by Sarah Deppe [MFA ’16] is expected to be installed later this fall or early winter on the grounds of the Black Hawk County Courthouse, White said. It will reflect that building’s mid-century design. The centennial committee was formed about two years ago, co-chaired by White and Barbara Brown, a longtime Cedar Falls community leader who died last year.