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New Sculpture Celebrated at the Library

Posted October 15th, 2013

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire invites everyone to celebrate the installation of their new indoor sculpture, “Jack’s Story Time.”   A special storytime will be held on Friday, November 8, from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Youth Services Program Room.   Welcoming remarks and the unveiling of the donor plaque near the sculpture will be made at 10:45 a.m.,  followed by socializing, light refreshments, and opportunities to have photos taken with the sculpture. 

The bronze sculpture depicts a young boy dressed in bib overalls and sitting on an overturned basket reading his favorite book.  Animals dance in a ring around his feet including Mother Goose, a stately frog, the famous turtle and hare, and one of the three little pigs.  Hidden in the setting are a butterfly and a caterpillar.  The sculpture will be installed at the entrance to the Youth Services area of the library prior to the celebration.  Created by sculptor Gregory Johnson of Georgia, it was one of 31 sculptures on display throughout downtown in 2012-2013 as part of the second Sculpture Tour Eau Claire.  Acquisition of the sculpture by the library was made possible through generous donations raised in the community to keep the sculpture in Eau Claire to inspire young readers.