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New Jackson sculpture unveiled

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Posted at 4:28 PM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 16:28:06-04

JACKSON, Mich. — A new sculpture is calling Jackson home.

The City of Jackson has officially unveiled the communities latest public art piece to the public Friday.

The sculpture titled "Pericles" by Mark Muhich was recently installed in the center of the Kibby Road Roundabout at the entrance of Cascade Falls Park.

All of Kibby Road in the City of Jackson was redesigned last year to provide better traffic flow as well as make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The city said a big part of achieving that was constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Kibby and Denton roads.

The city said having a piece of art at the center of the roundabout was part of the construction plans from the beginning to provide a focal point and add more beauty to the area.

Funding for the sculpture was build into the roundabout's budget.

The Jackson Public Arts Commission selected the piece by Muhich, which had previously designed and constructed.

The sculpture is 25-feet high and made out of burnished aluminum. Muhich said he hopes the piece fascinates people and becomes a topic of conversation.

"It's spacious. It lets a lot of light in. I am grateful to the City of Jackson for supporting local artists," Muhich said.

The sculpture was revealed to the public Friday at 11:30 a.m.

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