PIGShibition sculpture installed at Clinton House Museum

Artist Rae Russell stands next to her Fayetteville-inspired PIGShibition sculpture Friday morning at the Clinton House Museum.

Photos: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The second of 25 planned PIGShibition pig sculptures was installed Friday morning in front of the Clinton House Museum.

Local artist Rae Russell designed the Fayetteville-inspired sculpture which features depictions of popular locations around town including the Fayetteville Public Library, the cross at Mount Sequoyah and the castle at Wilson Park. Russell’s sculpture was sponsored by the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotions Commission.

The sculptures are part of a fundraising and community art project organized by the Ozark Literacy Council, a nonprofit organization that aims draw awareness to local literacy issues.

The pigs, sponsored by local business and then painted by local artists, will be displayed in various locations around Northwest Arkansas over the next few weeks. Several of the sculptures will be auctioned off in the “Piggies Go To Market” fundraiser and gala event on March 14, 2013.

The first sculpture was installed last week in front of Arvest Bank on the downtown square.

Fayetteville sculptor Mike Davis Gutierrez designed the original PIGShibition pig and Glynn Samuels, who owns G&D Fiberglass in Hindsville, supplied the fiberglass molds.

For more information, visit the PIGShibition website at pigshibition.org, or check out the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Pigshibition.

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