Outdoor steel sculpture to be dedicated in Roseau

If the road takes you through Roseau, Minn., anytime soon β€” or not so soon, for that matter β€” a stop along the Roseau River on the grounds of the Roseau City Center would be worth your time.

Artist/metalsmith Sue Suess stands by the metal sculpture she designed and created. Titled "The Heritage of This Place," the sculpture, which now graces the banks of the Roseau River, will be dedicated Sunday in Roseau, Minn.

Area artists/blacksmiths Sue Suess and Joel Miller recently completed work on a large steel sculpture that now graces the banks of the river. Titled β€œThe Heritage of This Place,” the sculpture includes more than 20 images depicting the history and outdoors heritage of the northwest Minnesota community.

The City Center is located just south of state Highway 11.

The sculpture started with a sketch Suess completed in July 2010. Now, after six months of shop work, the outdoor sculpture will be dedicated during a ceremony set for 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Sunday at the Roseau City Center.

Suess and Miller operate Raven Works Forge near Salol, Minn., and have demonstrated their craft at the Minnesota State Fair, Heritage Days in East Grand Forks and the Lake of the Woods Steam and Gas Show. More information about their work and the process of bringing the sculpture from an idea to a work of art is available here.