public art

The Waukegan Public Library in Waukegan, Illinois, unveiled a 12-foot statue of Ray Bradbury last Thursday, August 22, on what would have been the late author’s 99th birthday. The stainless steel sculpture, titled “Fantastical Traveler,” is much like the man himself: brilliant and bursting with creative energy. It features Bradbury riding a rocket ship

London sprouted fifty delightful book-shaped benches last week. The 'Books about Town' installation--reminiscent of the Cow Parade art project--was launched on July 2 by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art to celebrate literature with a splash of color, and, indeed, a place to sit and read. Local