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Park board to hear artwork maintenance plan

Brad Williams

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Eagle sculpture at Riverside Park. PHOTO: Bob Good Photography Studios

La Crosse’s park board is expected to deal with art history at its monthly meeting Thursday night. 

That is, the board will hear about the history of some artwork located in city parks, and ideas for preserving items that are not in good shape. 

Earlier this year, the city arts board conducted a review of some iconic pieces of art in the community. 

The report recommended some repairs at the Eagle sculpture in Riverside Park but said no public tax money should be used for repairs to the Hiawatha statue. 

The arts board also suggests nighttime lighting for several popular pieces of artwork.  

Also, the Lyra metal sculpture in Burns Park is due for a new coat of blue paint. 

Lastly, the report included suggestions for the Dancers sculpture near the Pump House, although the board of public works already approved a relocation of the sculpture to the Weber Center property across the road.  

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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