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Win Tickets to Totem: The Real Statue

by Maureen McCabe on July 17, 2013

Inniswood the real thing Garden Sky Woman

Win Tickets to Totem II the Rest of the Story

Cirque du Soleil is bringing Totem to Columbus in August and September.  Win two tickets here:    ‘Cirque du Soleil coming to town: Totem in Columbus’  <—— comment on this post to enter.

Totem Cirque du Soleil

Win a pair of  tickets by commenting finishing this sentence:  “If I was a Cirque du Soleil acrobat, I’d__________”

  • Walk on stilts?
  • Swing on a trapeze?
  • Ride a unicycle?
  • Juggle

For tickets and show information about Totem visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.totem

Comment on the July 10, 2013 post (link above) for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Totem.

Sky Woman  the real statue the rest of the story

Did you know the REAL statue of Sky Woman is hiding in the office at Inniswood Metro Gardens?   The statue in the garden is a replica.  The maze at the Metro Park tells the story of why the woman, Sky Woman is standing on a turtle.     The story is a Native American creation story about  “how Earth began.”   The story behind the statue is told in a maze in the garden.

The real statue of Sky Woman  was stolen from Inniswood Metro Garden.  The statue of Sky Woman was recovered but the real statue  now stands in the office rather than out in the garden.

One woman was telling another woman the story recently when we visited Inniswood Gardens and I overheard it.  As I understood the story, the statue was stolen from Inniswood Metro Garden  and ended up being found in a backyard in the Glen Echo (Clintonville)  area.

Sky Woman on the turtles back

The statue now standing in the garden at the Metro Park in Westerville  is a replica.

The Native American creation story told in the garden at Inniswood must be one of the stories told in Totem.  Totem by Cirque du Soleil is performed on a stage that looks like a turtle.

Earth on Turtle’s Back

The Innis House, the former residence of of sisters Grace and Mary Innis, is a location for staff offices, educational programs and a non-lending library. The main room at Innis House features the artwork of local artists.   Grace enjoyed gardening and Mary enjoyed wildlife observation, if I am understanding the story of the two sisters who donated 37 acres and their home to Franklin County Metro Parks in 1972.   That’s where the real statue is now…

Visting Inniswood Metro Gardens is FREE.  The Metro Park and it’s gardens are open daily throughout the year from 7 am to dark.

Innis House where the statue of Sky Woman is now in the office (the former residence of Grace and Mary Innis)  is open:

Tuesday to Friday -   8 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday -   11 am to 4 pm
Closed Monday and holidays

Inniswood Metro Gardens is at 940 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081.  The telephone number is 614 895-6216

Totem in Columbus 2013

“It’s the return of the BIG TOP to Columbus!  Win two tickets to see TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil, under the Big Top on the Ohio Expo Center grounds.”  Coming to Columbus August 22 to September 15, 2013.  Tickets are on sale now, but there’s a chance to win a pair…  on ColumbusBestBlog.com  The tickets are provided by Live Nation.  They are giving me tickets too!  Thanks.

Closing comments on this post  so comments go on the post that counts to Win Tickets to Totem  (LINK ABOVE)

 

 

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