Cattails by Arlie Regier

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Do you recognize these sculptures in Shawnee Mission Park near Shelter #4, north of the marina? 

In early 2022, a JCPRD staff member discovered the story behind these "hidden gems' after discovering a 1971 news article in the Kansas City Star! The pieces were created by Arlie Regier, a Johnson County sculptor and former Nallwood Junior High School industrial arts instructor, whose artwork is in collections around the world and have been featured in Marvel© and DC© comics-related movies.

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After the discovery of this article and tracing Arlie's roots in the area, JCPRD was able to connect and visit with Arlie's family, include his wife Sue and son, Dave, to talk about Regier and his artwork.

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Restoration in Process

JCPRD is in the process of restoring these pieces with the help of local Kansas City metal restoration company Machine Head. We look forward to announcing its reinstallation in spring 2023!

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