Tin Man, created by Andrew Arvanetes and installed on KCC grounds in September 2014, greets visitors near the river on the north lawn at KCC.
“I grew up in Kankakee with Helgeson Park and the Kankakee River practically in my back yard and many trips to the state park and on the river canoeing.
So, the river was very important when I found out that I could get within eye shot of the water. That was really important to me. Since it’s a walking figure, to be so close to the paths, that was important, too.” ~Andrew Arvanetes, on location of Tin Man at KCC
About the sculptor
Andrew Arvanetes has an associate degree from KCC, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He lives in DeKalb and his work is mostly outdoor sculptures, gallery-size work, and low-relief wall constructions. He has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in public art projects. Arvenetes has produced sculptures professionally since 1985.