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KSAL StaffMay 6, 2013
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Sculpture Tour Salina continues to grow.

Days after the removal of the 2012 pieces from their downtown pedestals, organizers are preparing to unveil an expanded lineup of creations on Saturday, May 18th.

Mike Hoppock, Chairman of Sculpture Tour Salina – stopped into the KSAL Morning News on Monday with a look at what’s ahead.

“This year we have a lot of larger pieces coming in,” he said.

“Last year we had more of the representational – smaller kids and dogs, we still have that. You are going to see a little bit more of the nonrepresentational this year.”

Hoppock described one work that will be unveiled later this month as 15-feet tall.

The tour has expanded each year after rolling out 19 works in the inaugural campaign in 2011.

It grew to 24 pieces in 2012, and this year promises 26 new sculptures to enjoy and vote on.

The outdoor exhibit runs from May 18th until April of 2014, with the public voting for “The People’s Choice Award.”

The winning piece will then be relocated to a permanent site somewhere in Salina. .

Last year’s “People’s Choice” was “Sweet Kisses” by Marianne Caroselli which can now be found in Oakdale Park.

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