The Great Columns of Joliet
Author: Friends of Community Public Art
A unique look at public art in Illinois
Paper – $25.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/2006
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About the Book

This volume presents forty-one sculptures created between 1998 and 2006 by the Friends of Community Public Art in Joliet, Illinois. Cast inbronze, limestone, fiberglass, or steel, and frequently mounted on mosaic-covered columns located throughout the city’s public places, thesculptures run the gamut from highly detailed realism to abstraction, documenting the exciting artistic renaissance in the city of Joliet andits determination to renew and distinguish itself through public art and culture. Featured sculptors include Kathleen Farrell, Kathleen Scarboro, Jesus Rodriguez, Sarah Furst, Marsh Lega, Kelly Gallaher, and Sharka Glet. Filled with 120 color photographs, the volume also includes poetrycommissioned from Joliet and Chicago-area poets specificallyfor each piece.

About the Author

Friends of Community Public Art is a not-for-profit organization of local artists who work to beautify the city of Joliet, Illinois, with murals, mosaics, and sculpture.