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Test Plots, a series of unique exhibits, lectures, and field trips in Reedsburg and other Sauk County locations, are named to reflect the role of experimentation in generating community dialogue, learning, and engagement. Each features the work of local and regional artists and thinkers representing the healthy rural/urban flow that is vital to any thriving region. Times and details will be continuously updated so check back often!
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Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Field Trip with Erika Nelson

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Meet up with tour guide Erika Nelson at Sauk County’s very own Doctor Evermor’s sculpture park just south of Baraboo where you will see the Forevertron, the world’s largest sculpture made of scrap iron and hear the fascinating story of Tom Every, former industrial salvager and his transformation to Doctor Evermor, visionary, sculptor.  Lady Elanor Every, wife of Forevertron creator Tom Every, and caretaker of the site will be on hand to answer your questions.

Meet onsite at the Forevertron, located approximately 8 miles south of Baraboo at S7703 US-12,  Town of Sumpter, WI 53951. Enter through the orange/red gates (not through Delaney’s).

Cost of this guided tour is $8. Tickets will be available onsite (cash, check or card) or purchase them in advance here: dr-evermors-forevertron.eventbrite.com 

About the tour guide

For the past 15 years, Erika Nelson has investigated, documented, and catalogued self-built worlds, vernacular architecture, and monumental art. Since 2011, Nelson has partnered with International Artifacts, Kohler Foundation, and Parma Conservation to help preserve or restore large scale outdoor environments. Recent projects include S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden (KS), Roy and Clara Miller’s Park (KS), St. EOM’s Land of Pasaquan (Buena Vista, GA). Nelson has an MFA from the University of Kansas, and serves as a lecturer through the Kansas Humanities Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for S.P. Dinsmoor’s Garden of Eden, continuing the work initiated by Kohler Foundation through sculpture assessments, preservation plan development, maintenance and repair of sculptures on-site, and continued monitoring for both Garden of Eden and adjacent Miller’s Park art environments.



Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm