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Hagerstown Adding Bear Sculpture To Park

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The city of Hagerstown is spending $7,000 for a new piece of public art.

The Herald-Mail reported Wednesday that the City Council has agreed to help fund the sculpture of two black bears to be placed in the City Park lake.

The sculpture is called "The Fishing Lesson." It will depict a mother bear teaching her cub to fish. The sculptor is Paul Rhymer of Point of Rocks.

The project's full cost is estimated at $22,000. Project organizers have obtained a $5,000 Maryland State Arts Council grant. They say they'll also seek private donations.

The city's share includes $2,000 for printing and distribution of a children's book based on the artwork. The book was written by Hagerstown Community College Assistant English Professor Amanda Miller.
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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