Art Tatum Memorial dedicatedWritten by Duane Ramsey | | email@example.com
The new Art Tatum Memorial for the music legend and Toledo native was dedicated at noon Sept. 11 at the Lucas County Arena.
The “Art Tatum Celebration Column,” sculpture is a 27-foot tower of spiraled piano keys with blue LED lights created by California artist Cork Marcheschi. He was selected from among 75 artists who submitted proposals to the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, according to Adam Russell, public art coordinator for the group.
A. A. Boos & Sons, Inc. of Oregon, a general contractor on the arena project, donated the concrete base and installed the 27-foot steel column to support the sculpture.
The company also helped install other artwork in the arena in collaboration with Art Iron, The Lathrop Company, Mosser Construction and Toledo Glass & Mirror.
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