Another prehistoric resident moves to Drumheller, as Dinoarts Association reveals first of two dinosaur sculptures this year.
Drumheller greeted a new member to its dinosaur family with the installation of an 18-foot tall steel raptor on the highway near the Quality Inn on Saturday, August 6.
The brainchild of local welder Ryan Pennock, was created out of half inch plate steel, cut out using a computerized plasma cutter and welded together into a 300 lbs. sculpture that sits on prime real estate near the highway.
The project was a collaboration between the Drumheller Dinoarts Association and the Quality Inn, which contributed to costs of installation and will be installing lights beneath the sculpture to illuminate it at night.
Total cost for the project including installation was approximately $10,000, says Dinoarts president, John Shoff.
“The new dinosaur is a change from the previous years’ dinosaur designs, with a skeletal design instead of a ‘cartoon’ dinosaur from previous years,” Shoff said.
“Our goal at the Dinoarts Association is to continue to maintain the older cement dinosaur sculptures around the valley, and come up with new and exciting ways to showcase Drumheller as the “Dinosaur Capital of the World” by creating sculptures and artwork that have a dinosaur theme.”
The association says this is the first of two new dinosaurs to be unveiled this year.
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