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New Fund Established to keep Jack's Story Time in Eau Claire
Over the last three years, Sculpture Tour Eau Claire has brought some interesting artwork into the public square.
Sculptures in the tour have varied from still-life scenes to abstract shapes to even some pieces which seem to be taken off the page of a child's storybook.
One such piece in the 2012 Sculpture Tour was Jack's Story Time, a sculpture created by Gregory Johnson.
Johnson describes the piece by saying, "Jack is reading his favorite book while animal characters dance around his feet, including Mother Goose, the stately frog, the famous turtle and hare, and one of the three little pigs. Hidden in the setting are a butterfly and a caterpillar."
Jack's Story Time was removed from its temporary home in front of the Eau Claire Children's Museum in April 2013 to make way for a new group of sculptures in the 2013 tour though a group of donors from the Eau Claire area wants to keep the whimsical statue in the community.
The group has set up a fund, through the Eau Claire Community Foundation, to house the sculpture at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library at the indoor entrance to the library's Youth Services area.
Information on this fund can either be found on the Library's Website, http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/, or donations can be made directly to the fund at, http://bit.ly/11YSw0X.