Mark Twain - Parkville

February 26, 2017

Location:  Pocket Park, Main Street and E 1st Street, Parkville, MO

 

Owner:  City of Parkville

 

Artist:  Unknown

 

Dates:  Donated to Parkville, February 2, 2010; Installed March 2010

 

Medium:  Bronze

 

Description:

AKA Storyteller

 

Artists Helping the Homeless donated this artwork to the City of Parkville in 2010 acknowledging that Twain once used a town named Parkville in one of his novels.  In this sculpture, Twain seems to be beckoning you to sit down and listen to him tell a story.  It can be found in Pocket Park in downtown Parkville.

 

Artists Helping the Homeless (AHH) was created by Kar Woo, a Kansas City businessman and artist, to help fund a program to feed the homeless through art events and sales.  A receptacle for donations to AHH sits near the sculpture.

 

 

 

 

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