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A dozen life-size sculptures have been placed throughout Saginaw as part of a summer art initiative.
The sculptures are all by American painter-turned-sculptor John Seward Johnson II, known best as Seward Johnson. He's the grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I, one of three brothers who founded Johnson & Johnson.
In this art series, the artist reflects on many famous images such as the sailor and nurse kiss in Times Square which celebrates the end of World War II, and the well-known Marilyn Monroe photograph, according to an Art and About press release. Other statues reflect the tasks and activities of any regular person.
The art installations are the latest project from Art and About, a summer art initiative to bring art and inspiration to the downtown and Old Town areas of Saginaw.
An educational display illustrating the story of how a sculpture is made will be available for viewing inside the lobby of SVRC Marketplace, 203 S. Washington Ave., during regular Marketplace business hours.
Following is a list of places of where they are located (view map):
Hoyt Park - Time out sculpture
Hamilton Street Condominiums - Ambassadors of Street sculpture
McNally House - Stormy Weather sculpture
Court and Hamilton streets - Holier Than Thou sculpture
Saginaw Art Museum - Relish Too sculpture
Morley Plaza - No Way sculpture
Andersen Enrichment Center - Day Off sculpture
SVRC Marketplace - Bake Sale sculpture
Bliss Park - (2) Time Out sculpture
Downtown Saginaw Delta College campus - Strolling Professor
The last piece of the art project will arrive on Thursday, June 25.
This summer’s exhibit is made possible by generous donations from The Frank N. Andersen Foundation, Covenant HealthCare, Isabella Bank, Jolt Credit Union, The Jury Foundation, The McNally Family Foundation, The Morley Foundation, the Maxwell K. Pribil Trust administered by Huntington Private Bank, the Saginaw Community Foundation, Saginaw Spirit, Spence Brothers, Robert E. Stark and Martin H. Stark Foundation Fund, Team One Credit Union, Alice E. Turner Memorial Trust, and the Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation, according to a press release from the Art and About.
Bi-weekly cleaning of the sculptures will be provided by Romanow Building Services.
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