View Finder: Bronze Bard

Shakespeare Garden (UIS Campus Relations photo)

A life-size bronze sculpture of William Shakespeare relaxes on a bench in UIS’ new Shakespeare Garden, which opened on Sept. 29, marking the 400th anniversary of the poet and playwright’s death in 1616. Located in Patton Park, just north of Brookens Library, the garden contains plants mentioned in the Bard’s work, from Romeo and Juliet to Othello; signs near each plant refer to the related play or poem. The area also features a fountain, walkways and other benches for sitting.

The sculpture itself was created by artist Gary Lee Price and made possible by the University of Illinois Chester Fund.

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