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Posted on: February 7, 2019

The R Park Sculpture Has Been Named!

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See Red Run!” was chosen as the name for the future R Park sculpture. Roeland Park resident Judy HydeJudy Hydethe winner of a naming contest held in the City from July 21 to Dec. 31, 2018, said she submitted the “See Red Run!” title for several reasons: “Because R Park was the site of Roeland Park Elementary School and because the school was built in the 1950s, I was reminded of the Dick and Jane  series of early readers from the 1930s into the 1950s. Since I was a student in those years, and since our daughter attended Roeland Park Elementary, the title seemed like a natural fit.” The 3 Rs located on the sculpture’s yellow rings refer to the conventional 3 Rs of education (reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic) as a tribute to all teachers and students and in recognition of the site's history.

Members of the Arts Advisory Committee and Citizens Sculpture Work Group considered and voted on all 117 entries in the naming contest. The top 5 names were sent to the sculptor, Jorge Blanco, who made the final choice. Blanco said he chose the name “See Red Run!” because he felt it embodies the essence of the sculpture.

Judy Hyde wins a $50 Houlihan’s gift card, donated by the Fairway restaurant. The sculpture name “See Red Run!” will be permanently listed on the sculpture plaque after the sculpture is installed in R Park during May, 2019. Judy Hyde will be honored at the sculpture dedication event on June 29, 2019, in R Park. More information about the “Dedication Celebration” event will be forthcoming.

Congratulations to Judy Hyde for her winning entry and many thanks to every person who entered the sculpture naming contest!

-Citizens Sculpture Initiative for R Park



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