Sculpture to be dedicated at library

August 1, 2014

Sculpture Dedication SignLUDINGTON — The latest addition to the Mason County Sculpture Trail will be dedicated Friday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. at the Mason County District Library Ludington branch. The sculpture, “Double the Fun” will be located in the Craig R. Rasmussen Outdoor Activity Area of the library.

The bronze sculpture was created by artist Stanley Proctor and is being given to the people of Mason County by Jon Ferguson in memory of his wife, Sallie Peterson Ferguson.  Sallie grew up on a fruit farm outside of Ludington. A high school English teacher, Sallie was passionate about literature and public education.  She helped found the Montessori School of Kalamazoo.

Sallie created a myriad of educational opportunities for her daughters, often working with limited resources.  Sallie was devoted to childhood learning.  Artist Stanley Proctor, a native Floridian, has installed numerous public and private commissioned monumental bronzes, including works at the Florida Governor’s Mansion Children’s Park, Hackensack University Medical Center, the Living Desert Museum in California, and the University of Southern Alabama.

Speakers at the Sculpture Dedication will include Dr. Bill Anderson, chair of the Mason County Cultural Economic Development Task Force; Jon Ferguson, sponsor; Stanley Proctor, artist; and Cliff Haka, director of Michigan State University Libraries.  A brief reception will follow the dedication program.

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