Marion, Indiana: Community Art Project: Garfield Statues

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Marion, Indiana - Community Art Project: Garfield Statues

Jim Davis the creator of the cartoon cat was born in Fairmount, IN and lived in the Grant County-Delaware County for many years. The various communities are placing themed statues of Garfield in prominent places in those communities. Here is the Marion, IN Garfield which commemorates the sports teams of Marion High School by being dressed in purple and gold. Marion Giant Garfield is scheduled to be displayed at the Matter Park playground after suffering some vandalism at his previous location.

[AlanC, 11/12/2008]
Garfield Statue: Victim of Tough Love

In the summer and fall of 2006, five fiberglass statues of Garfield the cartoon cat, in various wacky poses, were placed around Grant County, Indiana, the home of Garfield's creator, Jim Davis.

... [01/06/2007] Complete News Story

Indiana County Enshrines Cartoon Cat Garfield

Garfield's creator, artist Jim Davis, grew up in Indiana's Delaware County, so a group of towns are erecting 5-foot tall statues of the famous feline. At least five statues are planned -- one was dedicated in Van Buren in mid-August in front of the town library.... [08/22/2006] Complete News Story

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