Arts
2:23 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Sandburg Statue In Galesburg To Be Unveiled Soon

Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Credit nps.gov

Work is almost done on a massive, nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Carl Sandburg.  
The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/1hhDqZx ) the statue of the Pulitzer-winning author and Galesburg native will be set up in the western Illinois community's public square.  
The piece depicts Sandburg with a guitar on his back and his books in one hand, along with his pet goat.  
The statue was commissioned by the Galesburg Public Arts Commission and is being designed by artist Lonnie Stewart.  
The $250,000 project is being paid for with private donations, although the group is still raising money to cover costs.  
Chuck Bednar is president of the arts commission.  
He says officials hope to have a reception later this month to unveil the piece, which will be installed later.  
Sandburg died in 1967.