Sarasota News Leader

08/23/2013

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ROUNDABOUT SCULPTURES PROPOSED An example of whimsical roundabout art stands in Grand Junction, CO. Image courtesy City of Sarasota ROUNDABOUT ADVOCATE ROD WARNER SAYS THE VISIBLE PUBLIC ART ON U.S. 41 COULD BECOME THE CITY'S THIRD ICON By Roger Drouin County Editor Nothing would set Sarasota apart more than centers to display iconic sculptures, each bea corridor of large sculptures rising up from coming a landmark," Warner pointed out. "It would validate Sarasota as a cultural center the center of roundabouts. on the coast of Florida." That is what roundabout advocate Rod Warner told the city's Public Art Committee Aug. Plus, it would look "cool," Warner said. "One icon is the bayfront. One icon is Ringling 14. Bridge," Warner added in an interview with Large highly visible art situated in 10 planned The Sarasota News Leader. "We need a third, which is a grand bouroundabouts on U.S. levard with iconic art41 — from the North The trick is putting the pieces of work that would conTrail to downtown — nect all three." would create a "sense the puzzle together. of place," Warner said. In addition to Virginia Hoffman Artist eye-catchers amid the "There is an opportu10 proposed U.S. 41 nity in the roundabout

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