Downtown Lodi’s lifelike statue exhibit bids farewell
Valerie Pennino and her daughter, Aly, look at “Nice to See You”
on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. The statue is one of 10 sculptures by
Seward Johnson that have lined the streets of Downtown Lodi since
April. The statues will be removed today.
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- How Lodi acquired the Seward Johnson statues
The idea of bringing the sculptures to Lodi came from Roger
Stafford, who is a member of the Art Advisory Board for Art in
Stafford had seen the exhibit in Pleasanton and presented the
idea to the Lodi City Council.
The idea for the exhibit was approved by the City Council and
from a group of statues, 10 sculptures were chosen by a committee
and then brought and placed in downtown Lodi.
— Katie Nelson
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:00 am
Aly Pennino and her brother, Tony, stared quizzically at the
Seward Johnson statue that has become known as “Bob the Window
Washer” on the corner of Walnut Street and School Street on
Tony, a slight, blond-haired boy, and his younger sister
sauntered around the statue, never really taking their eyes off of
the life-like face of the statuesque man who had been cleaning the
same window of Texture Salon since he was placed there three months
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:00 am.