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"Join the Parade" collection added to the Cerritos Sculpture Garden

September 23, 2016

The "Join the Parade" collection was recently installed in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden.

The ensemble, by artist Jane Rankin, was previously displayed at the Cerritos Plaza Shopping Center. The piece originally featured seven limited-edition bronze statues of young children using utensils and cooking tools as their band instruments. The City added an eighth sculpture, "Wheels," of a band member in a wheelchair. In 2014, it was discovered that three sculptures were missing. The remaining pieces were moved into storage.

The pieces, valued between $43,000 to $45,000, were donated to the City by the property owners of the Cerritos Plaza Shopping Center. The replacement of the three stolen sculptures, costing $45,000, was paid from the Art in Public Trust Fund. The older five pieces were restored to match the three new pieces before the completed collection was installed in the Sculpture Garden in August.


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