Steel Eagle Named 2022/23 Art on Parade People’s Choice

December 16, 2022, Northglenn, CO – The Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation (NAHF) announces artist Vanny Channal as the recipient of the 2022/2023 People’s Choice Award for his scrap metal sculpture “American Steel Eagle”. The award is part of Northglenn’s Art on Parade program. The program features on-loan, outdoor sculptures exhibited at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park for one year. The public votes for their favorite, and NAHF works toward purchasing the piece for permanent display in the City of Northglenn. NAHF has already secured funding for the piece from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

“American Steel Eagle was created with an open wingspan to represent the freedom that my people and others have found when coming to America.” explains Channal. The artist feels that the story of each of his scrap metal sculptures is also his story. “My story of overcoming circumstances, my story of redemption, my story of taking something that outlived its purpose and giving it a new chance at life.”

Vanny Channal resides in Brighton, CO. For more information about Vanny Channal and Steel ‘N’ Pacific visit

The piece will remain on display at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park through May 2023, at which time six new sculptures-on-loan will be installed. The permanent location for “American Steel Eagle” will be announced in 2023. For more information about Art on Parade or NAHF, call Michael Stricker at (303) 450-8727.