- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Officials are moving a public sculpture in Tucson to prevent it from toppling over.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/29i4hwo ) that the Tucson Pima Arts Council dug up the tall green-tile arch with cactus sprouting from the top on Santa Cruz River Park Trail and will move it to the other side of the river.

The new site already has work by the same Tucson-based sculptor, Barbara Gygutis.

Jeff DaCosta of the arts council says the group wants to keep the piece on public display, protecting both the artwork and the public’s investment in the artwork.

DaCosta’s office says the original installation, along with three other plazas on the river, cost about $16,500 in the mid-1990s. Tucson Parks and Recreation Director Fred Gray says moving the arch will cost $25,298.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com


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