Friday, March 27, 2009

Robert Gardner Monument Unveiled by Sculptor Jerry Anderson

Sculpture by Jerry Anderson of Pioneer Robert Gardner driving the center stake for the city of St. GeorgeTonight we attended the unveiling of the new Robert Gardner Monument. My good friend Jerry Anderson sculpted the image of Pioneer Robert Gardner driving the stake in 1862 identifying the center of what would become the city of St. George. That point, and the location of the sculpture is on the traffic circle at Main Street and Tabernacle.
Above: The Robert Gardner monument with the St. George Tabernacle in the background

Prior to the unveiling, Jerry Anderson was honored at a reception and dinner at the St. George Art Center along with the many artists participating in the 2009 Art Around the Corner project. Artist Matt Clark also received an award for his contributions to the art community, as well as his long-time service on the Art Around the Corner committee.

Unveiling of Robert Gardner monument in St. George, Utah.
Above: The cover is removed at the unveiling of the new Robert Gardner sculpture on the roundabout at Main Street and Tabernacle in St. George

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