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Horse sculpture returns to 3rd St. in Jamestown

Submitted Photo Popular sculpture “Horse” has been remounted in downtown Jamestown.

JAMESTOWN — A popular downtown Jamestown sculpture has returned to 3rd Street. “Horse” has been remounted on a new base in front of 3rd On 3rd Gallery at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

The sculpture had been removed last year to accommodate the complete reconstruction of the public sidewalk between Pine and Spring streets. A GoFundMe campaign raised $250 toward the construction of the cement base. R. Patti Concrete & Excavating donated the labor and materials to finish the project and consulted with local artist David Metzler to remount the sculpture.

The public art was originally part of a “Sculpture and People’ exhibition, after which time several sculptures were purchased and placed around Jamestown. Steven Kemenyffy’s “Horse” depicts two horses — from the shoulders up — touching nose to nose with two fish. Plaques listing the names of donors and R. Patti will be attached to the base this Fall.

The sculpture had been a fixture on 3rd Street for over two decades and has long been featured in photos of the block taken by tourists and the community. Its new location is in front of the entrance to 3rd On 3rd Gallery at 108 E. 3rd St. and is the final element to be added to the new streetscape which includes a brick apron underneath the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts marquee, planters and a heated sidewalk.

The mission of the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enrich the community by providing a grand historic theater for local, regional and national performing artists; and to provide a dynamic range of arts programming that inspires, stimulates, educates, challenges and empowers a culture in which the arts thrive.

For more information on 3rd On 3rd Gallery and programs at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts, visit reglenna.com.

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