Officials vow to restore statutes at Iowa park

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Davenport say nearly a dozen wooden statutes inspired by a famous French painting will continue to be repaired as they take a beating over the years.

The Quad-City Times reports ( ) the latest incident to the Seurat statues at Credit Island Park in Davenport involved a statue head falling off. Another statue received a bullet through the chest.

Kathy Wine, director of River Action Inc., calls the head-falling incident unfortunate, but she is determined to restore the statue.

River Action finances the statues, which are a toast to Georges Seurat’s painting, “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” They were put in place in 1998, and have received three major facelifts since then.


Information from: Quad-City Times,

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