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'Quark' is Leaving Town

By: Lanetra Bennett
December 12, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - It's time to say goodbye to "Quark."

You may not have known the name, but, you may have seen the blue 70-foot tall, 20-ton sculpture in Tallahassee.

It's been in the Doug Burnette Park on Gaines Street since 2008.

But, it's going to be moving soon. Tallahassee's Council on Culture and Arts (COCA) says the artist is taking "Quark" to a museum in Orlando, where he hopes to find a buyer.

Tallahassee resident Toni Reed says she brings her grandchildren to the park where the sculpture is. She is disappointed that it's leaving. She says, "I think it's a very disjustice to our children, as well as educators, because with this piece of artwork, it exposes our children to much of the essence of worlds. It also extends its branches to our children of learning the importance of art."

"Quark" will be taken down Monday, December 16th.

The COCA says it was originally supposed to be a six-month loan, but, executives were able to negotiate the five-year deal.

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