Nathan Pierce installs his sculpture in Angola

Sculptor Nathan Pierce of Cape Girardeau, Missouri installed his statue, the final of the four selected for the 2021 Sculptures Angola initiative, on Wednesday in the southeast quadrant of the Public Square in downtown Angola. The sculpture titled “Connected” is a smaller sculpture than the other three installed this year. Downtown Services Coordinator Maria Davis said the placement of “Connected” was deliberate, as it shows being connected to Steuben County’s past with the statue of Baron von Steuben and the statue of Sojourner Truth both nearby, while also looking forward to the county’s future. Other sculptures in the initiative this year include “Resplendent Fervor” by Greg Mendez, Decatur, in the northwest quadrant, “Every Piece has a Place” by Alex Mendez, Decatur, in the southwest quadrant and “Fire in her Eyes” by Maureen Gray, Interlochen, Michigan, in the northeast quadrant. Sculptures Angola is a project of the Mayor’s Arts Council and was sponsored this year by the Steuben County Community Foundation Rich and Laura Clifton Fund, the Steuben County Tourism Bureau and the Angola Independent Order of Odd Fellows. A plaque that will be installed on the pedestal lists the price, as the piece is for sale through Pierce, at $3,000.

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