15. Croatian Garden (2011)

Dedicated on June 3, 2012 the Garden extends from East Blvd to MLK Jr. Drive.  Phase I of the Garden now in place.  Features Croatian-Cleveland sculptor, Joseph Turkaly’s Immigrant Mother statue in a Licitar or heart shaped plaza wreathed with red roses and white flowers, benches of intensely white Brac stone, and a Slapovi Krke-like water course coming down the hillside.  The Immigrant Mother’s base illustrates prominent Croatian designs (Grb, Pleter, and Glagolitic script) as well as sculpture dedication.  Phase II will feature other notable Croatian sites/sights along the hillside and Phase III on the East Blvd level will also have a plaza, but this time surrounded by busts of prominent Croatian cultural figures.  See the notes for the Gardens art work for details on the forgoing features in Phase I.

Art and Sculpture Inventory
Title Artist Date Description
Immigrant Mother   Joseph Turkaly   2012   "Immigrant Mother" statue installed in the Croatian Cultural...  
Groundbreaking April 30, 2011   Paul Burik   2011   Groundbreaking ceremony for Croatian Cultural Garden on Apri...  
Bench seats   Not available   2012   Two benches with these tops are found in the Croatian Cultur...  
Gagolitic Script Text   Gagolitic Script Text   2012   On the northern side of the granite base to the Immigrant Mo...  
Licitar Plaza   McKnight & Associates   2012   Heart shaped plaza where the Immigrant Mother statue stands....  
Dedication Text   N/A   2012   Dedication of the sculpture on the eastern face of the grani...  
Water Course   McKnight & Associates   2012   At the beginning of the hillside immediately east of the Imm...