SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A work of art in Scranton is being moved at a hefty cost.
The Red Wing sculpture outside the Lackawanna County Courthouse is being moved to the Everhart Museum. It was made by Hope Cumming Horn in the ’70’s. She was a local woman who dedicated her life to art. Horn died in 2001.
The move was made due to sharp edges that are exposed to anyone walking by. It’s costing the county $48,000 to relocate and restore the sculpture.
Commissioner Laureen Cummings has been working on moving the sculpture since 2016. “It was a safety concern where it was. I am pleased that we have finally gotten this job done,” said Commissioner Cummings.
“She actually taught art here at the Everhart for 12 years. She does have a connection to the area and specifically the museum,” said Aurore Giguet, Executive Director of the Museum, talking about Horn.
The piece of art will have to be taken down by middle of April. The restoration and placement at its new place must be done within 90 days after being taken down.