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Downtown sculptures are terrific public art

Original post made by Scott, Vintage Hills Elementary School, on Apr 27, 2010

Virtually every time I drive down Main Street, I see groups of people taking pictures of, and with, the sculptures that are on display. While the naysayers may complain that these pieces aren't up to their lofty ideals, I strongly feel that artwork that connects with people in this way is wonderful. Kudos to the PDA and anyone else involved with bringing these pieces to our community.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Yes, the art is great! I only found 10 of the sculptures. I was not sure if the one in front of the museum was the 11th one or that was there before. Does anyone know?

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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

The mural on Peters Ave. is typical of the illustrations/photos in school textbooks up until recently. The majority of pictures depicted males as the central figures, and in active roles. Females were always on the periphery and in passive roles. That mural is a perfect example of that sensibility.
Do all the sculptures on Main Street represent white people?

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Posted by To Elizabeth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:27 pm

No... please see the front page of the PW website for your answer...

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