Pump House ‘Dancers’ sculpture relocates

A sculpture previously located at the Pump House in La Crosse moves to a new location.

After being repainted and restored, the ‘Dancers’ sculpture was moved just across the street to outside the Weber Center for Performing Arts.

On Friday, the newly renovated sculpture was unveiled to the public.

The City of La Crosse Arts Board says the relocation provides a new perspective for the ‘Dancers’ and allows for a better view of the ‘Confluence’ mural outside the Pump House, and the original artist of the piece agrees.

“All the cars parking around in there you couldn’t even appreciate it. It came to fruition, street level, the way I wanted it,” said the ‘Dancers’ Artist Donna Gerke-Cuta.

The sculpture is made of blue stainless steel, depicting two female dancing figures with a looping ribbon, and that flowing ribbon represents the nearby Mississippi River.

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