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Monday, May 19, 2008

Art in the Pages – Public Sculpture at the Library

Have you seen the book statue at your local branch yet? If you remember D.C.’s panda bears, then you will understand the concept behind Fairfax County’s Art in the Pages project. Twenty-seven open book statues now dot the landscape throughout Fairfax County thanks to the Fairfax County Public Library, the Fairfax Library Foundation, Verizon and other generous donors.

These statues, many located at library branches, have been painted by selected artists and express wide-ranging visions of life in Fairfax County, history, children’s books and other creative designs.

Please visit the Foundation’s Web page for more details and locations of all the statues. And don’t forget to thank the generous sponsors who made this project possible.

In addition to those listed above, the following sponsors joined the project at the Publisher Level ($10,000):

Anonymous (in honor of Barbara Fried)
Cox Communications
The Fairfax County Arts Council
Initiative for Public Art – Reston
Interstate Worldwide Relocation
Alan & Sally Merten
Southland Concrete

Don’t Miss – Historical Fairfax Presentation
Learn about archaeology and historic markers in Fairfax County from Park Authority and History Commission presenters on May 17 at 2 p.m. at the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library. Tysons-Pimmit is located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-790-8088 to register.

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