PHOTOS: Bicentennial Sculpture Foundation Set
The Kent Parks and Recreation Department is readying the site for the Bicentennial Sculpture, commissioned in 2006 to celebrate the city's 200th birthday
The foundation has been set for Kent's Bicentennial Sculpture, commissioned in 2006 to celebrate the city's 200th birthday.
The Kent Bicentennial Committee commissioned the sculpture as part of its last act regarding the yearlong string of bicentennial celebrations held in 2006.
Kent Parks and Recreation Director John Idone said the bronze sculpture was finished Thursday night by Kent artist George Danhires, but it won't be unveiled to the public until Art in the Park on Labor Day weekend.
Originally, the Bicentennial Committee dedicated its remaining funds — about $26,000 — to commission the sculpture, which depicts images of Kent's history.
Idone said the project will have cost about $30,000 by the time the finished sculpture is set in its final resting place on park land between the Pufferbelly restaurant and the downtown gazebo on Franklin Avenue.