The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 August 2006

And it's bronze, too

Add this to the Reasons for Side Trips file:

Recently, the [African American Hall of Fame] Museum commissioned Artist and Educator Preston Jackson to create a nine foot bronze sculpture of world famous Comedian and native Peorian Richard Pryor. The sculpture will be prominently displayed in front of our future home on the riverfront as part of the Peoria Museum Square. Mr. Jackson has recently completed the maquette and we will be unveiling the awe inspiring piece at the press conference. Please join us. We hope to see you there.

I don't think I can make it this morning, unfortunately, but there's something that just tickles me about a nine-foot statue of Richard Pryor, and inasmuch as Peoria is the largest city in Illinois I haven't seen up close, I'll have to keep this in mind for some future Tour route.

Now if we can just get some of these Oklahomans to do something fitting for Woody Guthrie.

Posted at 6:20 AM to Almost Yogurt