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Downtown Eugene Brown Statue Erected Outside Schlow Library

While stumbling around downtown this weekend, you may have noticed a new addition to the streetscape.

A new sculpture was erected on the corner of Beaver Avenue and Allen Street on Wednesday. The statue is named “Downtown Eugene Brown,” a play on former MTV VJ Downtown Julie Brown. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Schlow Centre Region Library, and CATA commissioned the six-foot bronze sculpture.

Rick Bryant, the Festival’s executive director, said the statue is a culmination of two years of planning. “This project was a wonderful opportunity to enhance downtown State College and work with two local institutions, Schlow Library, and CATA. We’re looking forward to seeing how the public interacts with the work.”

Eugene is seen holding a tablet computer and donning a pair of Beats by Dre headphones. The sculpture’s artist, Gavin Gardner, wanted to portray how today’s libraries are changing. “The work commemorates the meeting of paper books and technology and the welcoming of a new era,” he said.

Gardner, a Frederick, Md. native, beat out over 100 other submissions from 36 states and Canada. He used his grandfather as his muse while creating the statue. “He’s taking the time to learn something new, which I think we should all do,” Gardner said.

If you run into Eugene, make sure to snap a selfie and tweet to him @DTEugeneBrown.

 

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