City of Lawrence, City Manager Office: Memorandum

July 7, 2006

The proposed sculpture was selected from among 62 entries from across the United States that were submitted in response to a Call for Qualifications sent out in February 2006.  The selection committee was comprised of 7 persons including city staff, members of the Arts Commission, neighborhood representatives, artists and a Kansas University representative.  The committee reviewed the entries and selected 6 finalists.  The finalists were invited to visit Lawrence and meet with the committee on May 8 & 9, 2006.    On May 19, 2006 the committee met again and selected Mr. Benjamin Victor’s proposal for the project ADL Embedded Solutions.    Mr. Victor plans to create a 7’6” tall bronze sculpture of a firefighter in full bunker gear.  The sculpture will be located near the east entrance of Fire/Medical Station no. 5 Administration Offices.

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