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Thursday, June 9, 2011
Book Art on Parade in Iowa City
by: Michael Lieberman
Chicago had its Cows on Parade, Seattle had its Pigs on Parade now Iowa City will soon unveil Book Art on Parade
To celebrate it being named by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) as the third City of Literature in the world, and the only one in the United States, in 2008, Johnson County, Iowa created Book Marks.
Book Marks is a public art project that will feature over 60 book-themed statues, each 5-feet by 3 1/2-feet, that will be displayed throughout the county from June through October.
As with similar "parades" each sculpture has a sponsor and after the exhibit any pieces that are not purchased by the sponsor will be auctioned off, in this case for worthy book causes.