Molly Dilworth - Brooklyn, NY
— Smoky Hill River Festival & Salina Art Center 2012 —
Brooklyn-based artist, Molly Dilworth, combined traditional European and Afro-Caribbean patterns for Oakdale/Carver pool. Integrating the histories of Salina's summer pastime activity - swimming - the large 1920's municipal pool (more recently an ice skating rink and shallow pond) is painted with two patterns. The framing design is derived from Pennsylvania Dutch barn decorations and English-Irish quilt designs - reflecting the population allowed to swim at Oakdale. The inset design - sourced from Central African baskets, beadwork, and Gee's Bend quilt patterns - demarcates the size (40ft by 60ft) of the Carver Pool which opened in 1948 as a blacks-only pool during Salina's days of segregation. This work will be visible through virtual maps such as Google Earth, marking a visual history of Salina from an aerial perspective.
Location. 38° 50.071′ N, 97° 36.214′ W. Marker is in Salina, Kansas, in Saline County. Marker is on Kenwood Park Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replica of the Statue of Liberty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John A. Logan (about 700 feet away); Oakdale Memorial Gateway (about 700 feet away); Col. William A. Phillips (about 700 feet away); Fox-Watson Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First Free Ferry on Smoky Hill River (approx. 0.4 miles away); Founders Park (approx. half a mile away); The Founders of the Salina Town Company (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salina.
Also see . . .
1. Oakdale / Carver Pool at Brooklyn Arts Council website. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oakdale / Carver Pool at Molly Dilworth website. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.