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The Race Is Not Always To The Swift

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    Lakeside Nature Center

    Park:

    1. Swope Park

    Artist/Designer: Ken Ferguson
    Installed: February 27, 1999
    Medium: Bronze
    KCMO’s One Percent for the Arts Program

    Masterfully evolving from a variety of sources, both real and mythical, and expressing diverse meanings, the ambiguous hare has dominated Ken Ferguson’s pottery since 1985. Taken from the famed Aesop fable, The Race is Not Always to the Swift combines Ferguson’s hare with the Center’s icon, the tortoise, in a race to the unexpected finish.

    Inscription:

    “THE RACE IS NOT ALWAYS TO THE SWIFT” AESOP

    BRONZE

    BY KENNETH R. FERGUSON COMMISSIONED FOR THE BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONERS BY THE MUNICIPAL ART COMMISSION

    ONE PERCENT FOR ARTS PROGRAM

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

    DEDICATED FEBRUARY 27, 1999

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