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Naperville Century Walk to unveil sculpture

June 27, 2001 — Source: Naperville Sun, The (IL)

Naperville Century Walk will dedicate its newest artwork, "Horse Market Days," at 1 p.m. Thursday outside the Pre-Emption House at Naper Settlement, Webster Street and Aurora Avenue.

The 14th addition to the downtown-area public art exhibit, "Horse Market Days" is a group of three life-size bronze sculptures of a horse, a boy and a dog.

Together, the pieces recreate a scene from the late 1800s through 1925, when Naperville set aside the first Saturday of the month to buy and sell horses at Pre-Emption House.

Pamela Carpenter, whose statue of late Sun columnist Genevieve Towsley became the 11th Century Walk piece, sculpted the 5-foot statue of the young boy.

Torsten Muehl created the crouching, barking herd dog and Robert Buono sculpted the 8-foot-tall horse.

Started in 1996, the Century Walk exhibit is a 10-year initiative to place public art relating to 20th century downtown Naperville.
     
 

 

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