SUDBURY, ON, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - A Sudbury group has commissioned the
first life-sized bronze sculpture of Stompin' Tom Connors, which it
proposes to install in downtown Sudbury, Ontario later this year.
Tyler Fauvelle, a Sudbury-based sculptor (www.tylerfauvelle.ca), has just finished sculpting the work, which now goes to the foundry
for casting. "The work is a younger Tom Connors, from the early 1970's.
One of his most famous songs is part of Sudbury's folk history - but,
this sculpture could be anywhere, because Stompin' Tom was everywhere,
singing extraordinary stories about ordinary people."
Maureen Luoma, Executive Director of Downtown Sudbury, and member of the
committee, added: "We hope to raise $50,000 locally, and we're also
looking at a national fundraising campaign. We're counting on those
who valued this true Canadian voice to give us a hand."
SOURCE: Sculpture by Tyler Fauvelle
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