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city life '09: a downtown sculpture walk by j. seward johnson

City Life made its third and final return to downtown Dayton during the summer of 2009. 15 life-sized, bronze sculptures were on display from May 15 through August 14. The sculptures depicted everyday people in everyday situations. While most of the sculptures were new, a couple favorites from years past made return visits, including sculptures depicting Marilyn Monroe and "V-J Day in Times Square," the famous kiss between the sailor and the nurse at the end of WWII.

New Elements
New to the 2009 exhibition was a 25-foot, abstract sculpture of Shakespeare's King Lear. This large sculpture was located on Courthouse Square.

K12 Gallery for Young People was also part of the 2009 exhibition. Their artists created 10 stained glass mosaics. Large prints of these pieces were created and hung in the street-level windows of downtown buildings.

Photo Contest
Also returning was the City Life Photo Contest, a search for the best and most unique shots of the sculptures. Congratulations to our winners!

Chris Hall
Gail Stewart

Becky Sortman
Jessica Reese

Gwen Edmond
Pat Titcombe

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