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“Dancers” in the shop, pedestal is gone

Brad Williams

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The Dancers sculpture is now in storage, awaiting a new paint job

A sculpture that was moved away from the Pump House in La Crosse last week is being stored now at a company in Holmen, as it awaits a makeover. 

The “Dancers” sculpture will have the old paint removed by a sand-blasting company, and restoration artist Luke Achterberg will soon repaint the piece. 

The metal artwork was displayed on a concrete pedestal in the Pump House parking lot for 17 years, but was removed to free up more space in the lot for events such as this weekend’s Artspire festival.  

The pedestal was taken down this week. 

After it is re-painted, the sculpture will be installed outside the Weber Center, across the street from its old location.  

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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