Iktomi

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ALICE SMITH b. 1958Iktomi, 2006, Stainless steel and glassWSU Commission

Named after a clever spirit in West African folklore, Iktomi honors Dr. William
R. Keast, WSU president from 1965–1971, who served during the turbulence of
the 1967 riots and the Vietnam War. Throughout this period he continued to further WSU’s standing as a leading urban university. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Alice Smith came to Detroit to study glass at CCS and received her MFA from WSU in 2005.