Left to right: Jim Gamble, landscape architect (Land Design Collaborative), William Lieberman and Roberta Lieberman (Zolla/ Lieberman Gallery)
Left to right: Jim Gamble, landscape architect, Donna Gamble, executrix of Catherine Stallings’ estate, Deborah Butterfield, sculptor, and Jonathon Glus, Director of Evanston Arts Council
Deborah Butterfield, sculptor of Duna, and William Lieberman of Zolla/ Lieberman Gallery, at dedication ceremony
Arne and Mary Oldberg Park in downtown Evanston boasts the lovely, weatherbeaten equine statue, Duna, by Deborah Butterfield. This statute was given to Evanston by a donation from the Estate of Catherine Rassinier Stallings and installed May 15, 1998.
Catherine Rassinier was born in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby. Although she was bright and eager to attend college, family circumstances intervened and she was unable to do so. Undeterred, Catherine worked and saved her money. She was a modern woman in every way: independent, confident, goal-oriented, thrifty and adventurous, traits she retained throughout her life. Shortly after World War II ended, she moved to Chicago, alone, and rented an apartment across from the Lincoln Park Zoo.