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Online sculpture guide features Toledo outdoor art

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Across Ohio are hundreds of outdoor sculptures waiting to be discovered.

A database recently revised by Cleveland's Sculpture Center is helping the lead way.

The nonprofit's director tells The Plain Dealer  they'd like people in Ohio to discover the sculptures that are on the list and help document those that aren't.

The center's database has a place for people to submit new entries at http://www.oosi.sculpturecenter.org .

The Toledo area is prominently featured with more than 50 sculptures from the region displayed on the site.

Some of the sculptures have high profiles, like the President William McKinley statue outside the Statehouse in Columbus and the 1 of baseball's Bob Feller next to Progressive Field in Cleveland.

Many more are hidden in parks and neighborhoods all over the state.

Cleveland State University librarian Bill Barrow called public sculpture a "statement about the community," reflecting its history, values and more.

Check out Toledo and other Ohio communities' outdoor sculpture at the OOSI website.

 


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