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TODAY INTERVIEW: Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Now is the time to go out and vote for your favorite sculpture in Sculpture Tour Eau Claire. You can find a pamphlet along the tour route and fill out a ballot for your favorite sculpture for the 2013 People's Choice Award.

PRESS RELEASE:
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire announces a $2000 Reward for any information that leads to the successful recovery of the bronze Sculpture “Mother and Child” by Cody Swanson in the Sculpture Tour 2013-2014 tour.

The Bronze Sculpture “Mother and Child” was stolen from a granite welded pedestal located in front of Stella Blues 306 East Madison Street, Eau Claire WI in the end of May.

“Mother and Child” is made of hollow bronze and stands less than 2 feet tall and weighs less than 40 pounds. This sculpture is of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus.

If, you have any information that leads to the recovery of the Stolen Sculpture please contact
• Eau Claire Police Department Tipster Line: 715-839-4982

• TIP411 (text ECPD and the tip to 847411)

• These can both be anonymous

• Drop off at the Eau Claire Community Foundation,
306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104, Eau Claire

In addition, a local Sculpture Tour Eau Claire contact for the return of the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is Sculpture Tour Volunteer James Hanke 715-577-4689 email info@sculpturetour.org or they may do so by bringing it to Eau Claire Community Foundation located on 306 South Barstow – Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI.

Sculpture Tour is a 501 c3 Nonprofit formed in 2010 by local volunteer citizens for the main purpose to bring art at no charge to downtown Eau Claire. Along with our local community members selecting one sculpture each year to be gifted to the city of Eau Claire for permanent enjoyment and beautification in our public spaces.

“The theft of “Mother and Child” has endangered Sculpture Tour a 501c3 program for future continuation due to the $11,000 theft and our community now being questioned as a reputation of a safe community for artist to loan their Original Sculpture Art to our community.” Per James Hanke Sculpture Tour Board Member “Sculpture Tour had a donor that offer to provide the $1000 cash reward for the successful information leading to the return of the “Mother and Child” Sculpture by Cody Swanson of Italy. “ We have been advised by our local police department and working with them on helping to trigger someone in our community to do the right thing by giving us any kind of information that may help with the recovery of the sculpture.”


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