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New Sculpture Installed At Phoenix Common

Posted December 29th, 2016

  • "Phoenix of Two Rivers" is installed at Phoenix Commons in Downtown's North Barstow District
  • "Phoenix of Two Rivers" is installed at Phoenix Commons in Downtown's North Barstow District
  • "Phoenix of Two Rivers" is installed at Phoenix Commons in Downtown's North Barstow District

A new sculpture was installed in Downtown's North Barstow District today by City of Eau Claire staff and the artist.

The Jamf Nation Global Foundation (JNGF) donated to the City of Eau Claire the Phoenix of Two Rivers, a cast bronze sculpture by Jeff Barber. The piece is approximately 6 feet in height with a wing span of approximately 6 feet. Established in 2013, JNGF puts great emphasis on supporting activities that positively impact the community in which they live and work, and the donation was made in support of their mission,

JNGF worked with community volunteers from multiple disciplines in the Eau Claire area to review proposals and choose a final candidate for the art work in June 2015. The sculpture has been placed where Galloway and Hobart Streets meet on the north side of the new North Barstow Parking Ramp. It will serve as a welcome to Phoenix Commons as patrons travel to Phoenix Park.

The City of Eau Claire was responsible for the pedestal construction, as well as maintenance and insuring the art.

"The Phoenix of Two Rivers embodies the spirit of the confluence area and will serve as a centerpiece to a gathering point near the promenade. This piece continues down the path of brining visual art to Downtown Eau Claire and we hope will inspire the community to continue the process of innovation for years to come," said the JNGF Board of Directors.

The JNGF Board of Directors wish to thank community volunteers Mel Sundby, Rose Dolan-Neill, Jennifer McHugh, Julia Johnson and Leah Ness.