Victory Tour: Sculpture Tour Eau Claire announces People's Choice
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, the organization responsible for the proliferation of sculptures decorating downtown, announced the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice award Friday. “Salmon Runner,” a brushed aluminum bear fishing for supper on the corner of Barstow and Main Streets, by Heather Wall, was the crowd favorite of the season. The piece will remain in its current location through mid-April, when the tour is replaced with next year’s pieces. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire will purchase the piece and give it to the City of Eau Claire for permanent installation. Minneapolis artist Kimber Fiebiger took the prize for Best of Show in the Bronze category for the swingin’ statue of three eggs playing jazz. The sculpture, “Jam ‘n’ Eggs” is currently on display at the corner of Barstow and Gibson. Best of Show for Other Materials went to “Yosemite,” an abstract collaboration between two Minnesota high school teachers.For more information about Sculpture Tour Eau Claire, visit www.sculpturetour.org.