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Names for the Dragons!

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Names for Dragon Sculptures: Winning Finalist Chosen by Vote

AMES, Iowa – The City of Ames Public Art Commission is pleased to announce the new name of the metal dragon sculptures created by local Ames metal sculptor Dave Johnson is “The Trogdors.”

Ames residents were invited to submit name suggestions during the Octagon Art Festival. Submissions were narrowed to several finalists and online voting ended last November. Other finalists included “Gertrude and Agnes,” “Purpleishes and Peppermintiatty,” “Spleeque and Xevender,” “Sunrise and Sunset,” “Symphonium Pair,” and “Double Trouble.”

Matthew Renze submitted the winning name and will be invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony after installation is completed this year. One of the dragons is currently on display near the southwest corner of City Hall.

Thanks to all who participated last summer either by submitting name suggestions for the dragon sculptures, or who voted for their favorite name option. 


NOTE:  The purple dragon is half the size of the yellow one.

 Purple Dragon  Yellow Dragon
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