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Lodi Arts brings exhibit of 10 life-size sculptures by Seward Johnson Jr. to Downtown Lodi

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Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 8:18 am | Updated: 9:55 am, Fri Apr 8, 2011.

Next week, when you’re in Downtown Lodi, you may see pieces of everyday life that, somehow, don’t quite fit. You may see an older woman holding a bag o fgroceries in front of the Woolworth Building. Or a child petting a motionless dog in Pret Plaza. Or a runner frozen in time outside of Sheri’s Sonshine.

It may seem a little strange — and it may fool you at first. However, that is part of the satisfaction that artist J. Seward Johnson Jr. gets out of his life-sized sculptures.

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1 comment:

  • Jackson Scott posted at 12:17 pm on Thu, Apr 14, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    My family and I checked out the statues last night. Seward Johnson is an amazing artist. And I highly recommend that everyone take a look at this art display, and especially young kids to expand their idea of "what is art."

    However, from researching the LNS archives, it looks like the "Art in Public Places" fund spent $30,000! Holy Smokes! Thirty Thousand Dollars! $30K!

    $30,000 for "rental art." Ridiculous.



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