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One of the city's earlier public art pieces to be discussed Thursday evening

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This bearded man's face is one of the city's earliest known public art pieces.

This bearded man's face is one of the city's earliest known public art pieces. /Photo Courtesy of Fred Bivins

The sculpted face that greets visitors at the outdoor entranceway at St. James Catholic Church on Bridge Street NW will be one of the photos shown tonight when Grand Rapids Historical Society President Gina Bivins presents "A Legacy of Public Art: 1872 to 2010" begining at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. 

Dedicated in 1872, the church's decorative adornment is perhaps one of the city's earliest known art pieces displayed for public viewing.  

This event is open to the public for free. Parking is free, too.

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