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This Is Big


All right, by now you've probably had a look at Chesterfield's sculpture of a giant man on the local news. You were wowed by the size of The Awakening, as J. Seward Johnson's cast-aluminum work is called, and perhaps you were even a bit amazed that such a piece would be permanently installed in St. Louis. So have you seen the five-part sculpture in person yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Get off of your fanny already and go check it out! The community unveiling of The Awakening happens at Chesterfield Parkway West and Lydia Hill Road, and this event not only shows off the huge dude — who is some 70 feet long! — but it also introduces him to the nice people of St. Louis, who will be enjoying themselves at the free party held in his honor. The big bash runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the unveiling at 11 a.m., and features food, drinks, make-and-take art, the painting of a MetroBus, music and more. To learn further details about the event, the sculpture and the artist, call Chesterfield Arts at 636-519-1955 or visit And be glad folks are greeting this goliath with a proper celebration — we don't want him turning against us!
Sat., Oct. 10, 2009

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