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Downtown ‘Dancers’ sculpture now outside Weber Center



The 'Dancers' sculpture stands outside La Crosse's Weber Center

The Dancers are now at their new home.

The metal sculpture which was removed from the Pump House parking lot early in the summer has now been installed at a new site on the opposite side of Front Street.

There was word that the artist, Donna Gerke Cutta, was unhappy with having the sculpture moved.

But Doug Weidenbach, the chair of the La Crosse arts board, says the Dancers needed repairs anyway.

Weidenbach says Gerke Cutta’s reaction to the results of repainting and moving ‘Dancers’ went from hating the idea to ‘love it, love it, love it.’

He hopes to have the artist return to La Crosse in September for a ceremonial unveiling of the Dancers in their new spot outside the Weber Center.

‘Dancers’ was installed on a pedestal near the Pump House in 2003.

The artwork and pedestal were removed early this summer, so there would be more room in the Pump House lot for the annual Artspire festival.

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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