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Bronze visitors will stay 4 months in Troy OH
Bronze visitors will stay 4 months in Troy

Saturday, 04 May 2013
Kelley King

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - The City of Troy has some new visitors.

Twenty life-like bronze figures were installed Friday night on the sidewalks of the Public Square and along Main and Market Streets within two blocks of the Troy's center fountain.

Troy Main Street, Inc. presented the sixth installment of Sculptures on the Square, featuring Seward Johnson's "Man on the Street" bronze statues.

The exhibition opened Saturday, May 4, with a private gala for sponsors and local officials.

The life-like figures were sculpted by the internationally acclaimed artist Seward Johnson. Johnson's statues are castings of living people of all ages depicting them engaged in day-to-day activities. The realism of the textures and details is the hallmark of Johnson's art, and this detailing is achieved with hours of intense labor. The sculptures are "colorized" through a chemical etching process which is virtually indelible. They are extraordinarily heavy and durable and were created to be displayed outdoors.

The sculptures will be on display for four months, remaining in Troy until September 2, 2013.

This is the third time Seward Johnson's sculptures have been exhibited in downtown Troy. Thousands of visitors were drawn to Troy in 2003 and 2005 when the statues first appeared in Sculptures on the Square and had a significant impact on the local economy.

This year, the exhibit is on loan from the Sculpture Foundation, Inc. and is made possible by a grant from the General Fund of The Troy Foundation.
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