The arts community is remembering her impact and mourning her death.
Vänskä started his tenure in 2003.
He was known for building mock civilizations out of clay.
He passed away in his Stillwater home on New Year's Eve.
He was announced as the winner of the global competition in Finland on Saturday.
The artist says a couple of SCSU students stole it.
The crocodile was created by an artist from Hastings.
The well-known former Roberts Shoes building went up in smoke Sunday night.
The project will provide free studio space and equipment for girls ages 6-15.
Papa MBye is pushing youth art by curating a turtleneck-themed show.
"Thank you judges for, like, liking my book!"
It's for her very first novel.