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‘Trashy’ Public Art To Be Removed

Jagger Black, age 7, of Moses Lake, Wash., plays on the dinosaur bone sculpture in Riverfront Park Wednesday. The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department plans to remove and demolish the sculpture because it has developed cracks and is considered unsafe. (SR photo: Colin Mulvany)\

When noted Pacific Northwest artist Charles W. Smith was creating a sculpture in what became Riverfront Park, he was often asked what it represented. “Nothing,” he told a Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter. “It can be anything a child wants it to be. Rather than a camel or a horse, it can be many things.” Nearly 40 years later, Spokane arts and parks leaders, however, may give it a label: trash/Jonathan Brunt, SR. More here.

Question: Which piece of public art in the Coeur d'Alene area would you consider “trashy”?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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