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Some public artworks could be repaired and moved soon

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'Lyra' is displayed in La Crosse's Burns Park

Fix them, and move them? 

That could be the formula for improving some public works of art in La Crosse which are a bit weather-beaten. 

Members of the city arts board are discussing repairs to the Dancers sculpture in the Pump House parking lot and the Lyra piece in Burns Park on Main Street. 

Both are made of metal and need new coats of paint. 

The Dancers could be moved within the next couple of months, to make more room for the June Artspire festival at the Pump House. 

New display sites outside of the Weber Center on Front Street are being considered.

There’s also talk of moving Lyra to a different park. 

The large sculpture used to stand inside Valley View Mall.      

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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