The Monumental Mammoth – A Public Art Project

Southern Nevada will soon have an iconic, life-sized Columbian Mammoth sculpture, inspired by the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and the animals that once roamed the area. The sculpture will symbolize Nevada’s rich Pleistocene past while highlighting the importance of protecting and preserving the Tule Springs Fossil Beds, which is just minutes away from the Las Vegas Valley.

Seventeen-year old visionary, Tahoe Mack, conceived the Monumental Mammoth for her Girl Scout Gold Award project. To bring her vision to fruition, Tahoe has partnered with two professional artists, Luis Varelo-Rico and Dana Albany, to design and build the sculpture. The project’s 501(c)(3) non-profit partner, Protectors of Tule Springs, is collaborating with Tahoe to bring this monumental sculpture to life. Tahoe and Protectors invite the Las Vegas community to participate in this public art project, which will serve as a trailhead feature at Ice Age Fossils State Park and will entice the public to enjoy and explore the Fossil Beds.

The designation of Tule Springs National Monument came about through the efforts of a broad coalition of community partners, who worked together over an 8-year period to save and protect these lands.  With an overall budget of $150,000, the Monumental Mammoth will require a similar community effort.

Your participation through a monetary gift or in-kind donation of goods or services, will show your commitment to the community, belief in the importance of preserving the future by protecting the past, the benefits of public lands and outdoor experiences, and the benefits of working together to achieve monumental things.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY!

Monetary donations may be made online here or by mailing a check to Protectors of Tule Springs at 517 S. 9th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

To make an in-kind commitment or get more information please contact:

Tahoe Mack
Email: doodlelove58@gmail.com
Phone:     702-466-0285 or 702-328-4233

Sherri Grotheer, Director
Protectors of Tule Springs
Email: SherriG@ProtectorsofTuleSprings.org
Phone:     702-591-1858

Dawn Reynoso
Interpretive Ranger
Ice Age Fossils State Park
Email: dreynoso@parks.nv.gov

Conceptual drawing for the Monumental Mammoth Plaza and Trailhead at
Ice Age Fossils State Park, due to open late 2020.

This life-sized sculpture of a Columbian Mammoth, the largest of the many ice age animals that roamed this area during the Pleistocene Epoch, stands over 14 feet tall. The mammoth’s “skeletal” structure will be constructed from steel and the “skin” will be made from re-purposed metal retrieved during the public cleanups of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. The Monumental Mammoth was featured in the fall of 2019 at Burning Man and Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival, where it quickly became a favorite art installation for attendees.

 

Please consider a donation to support this important project for our community and the Fossil Beds. A variety of donation opportunities, with special gifts and recognition at each level, are provided below.

DONATION LEVELS

CONTRIBUTION AMOUNT

RECOGNITION LEVEL

DONOR RECOGNITION/GIFTS

$25,000 +

(monetary or in-kind contribution)

Tusk to Tail

  • Tusk Replica Trophy for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Mega Mammoth

  • Mini Mammoth Sculpture for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

TUSK Treasure

  • Mammoth Tooth Trophy for Your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • VIP Reception at Art Unveiling
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Mega Mammoth

  • Donor Recognition Plaque for your Home or Office
  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Pathfinder Patron

  • Name Recognition at Permanent Installation Site
  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Towering Tules

  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • 8 x 10 Photo Signed by Artists
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

Grass Roots

  • Invitation to Art Unveiling Ceremony
  • E-mail Updates on Project
  • Recognition on Blog & Protectors Website

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY!

 

Protectors of Tule Springs (EIN: 45-4870553) is a not for profit, charitable organization formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Consult with your tax professional.