Ellis-Porter Riverside Park soon will display a new interactive sculpture, members of the Jefferson City Cultural Arts Commission said Tuesday.
The "Grandiloquence" sculpture, by Jillian Springer, will be installed either May 6 or 7 by the park's entrance sign. The sculpture features two openings on either side where visitors can speak to each other through the sculpture.
This is part of Manchester-based Creative Cities Alliance's yearly sculpture program where Missouri cities rent and purchase sculptures made by local artists.
Cities can rent sculptures for two years for $500 per year. The Jefferson City Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will cover the two-year, $1,000 total cost.
After the two years, cities can decide whether to rotate the art out or purchase it as a permanent community sculpture.
Commissioners hope the sculpture will brighten the community and allow residents to enjoy artwork without going to art galleries.