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Jeff Imboden

The Warrensburg Art Commission will host a public sneak-peak event Saturday morning of new artwork located at Lions Lake. No doubt, the pieces will catch your eye.  “This was something that actually started last year,” said Imboden, “The arts commission has been putting out calls for local artwork that the city can add to their public art collection.  When this project of creating oversized bobbers to put in Lions Lake came to us, everyone was so excited and just loved it.”

Imboden said the “bobbers” were designed by local sculptor and UCM art instructor Justin Shaw.  “We actually had to have a maiden voyage for these things because we had to make sure that they floated, ” said Imboden, “So, just this week we put them in the water and are testing them right now.  We invite folks to come out and meet the artist and learn a little bit about it.  Then, probably in about 30 days, they’re coming back out of the water for the winter and then we’ll have an official ceremony next spring.”

Saturday’s event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at Lions Lake.  More information can be found at the art commission’s website.

Press Release:

The Warrensburg Arts Commission (WAC) will offer the public a “Sneak Peak” of the new “Bobbers” sculpture at Lions Lake this Saturday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

The new artwork, created by local sculptor and UCM art instructor Justin Shaw, was commissioned by WAC and will become part of the city’s Public Art Collection, administered by WAC’s Art in Public Places (APP) Committee.

Arts Commissioners, city officials, Parks & Recreation representatives and members of the Art in Public Places Committee will be on hand for the Sneak Peak event Saturday to share information and answer questions about the project and provide photo opportunities. The official dedication ceremony of the new “Bobbers” sculpture will take place in spring of 2015.

For information about the project contact WAC commissioner Jeff Imboden at 660-909-8400.

Information about WAC can be found at