Meridian IX, created in memory of renowned poet Paul Celan, now greets students and visitors to KCC. The sculptor is Ed McCullough.
Meridian IX was dedicated during a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. It is the ninth in the 10-part series of Meridian outdoor sculptures McCullough is creating. The 10th Meridian sculpture is expected to be complete by the end of 2011.
Other Meridian sculptures can be found in Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. One other sculpture from the series can be found in Kankakee County. Meridian IV, installed in 2000, is in Conrad Park in Momence. It is memorial to the late Admiral Mike Boorda, who grew up in Momence.
For more information, watch a video of the installation, with the artist's commentary.