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Spirit of Hope

Austin, Texas

David Newton (

Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St., Austin, Texas, 78702
Owner:  City of Austin Art in Public Places Collection
Date:  2000
Placement:  recreation areas
Artwork Type:  bronzes (sculptures)
Material:  bronze (metal)
Description:  This center was built to provide neighborhood youth with safe entertainment options, in response to a 1992 drive-by shooting of a teenager. David Newton was commissioned to create a commemorative sculpture and fountain for the center. This winged bronze Spirit of Hope is attached to a building column and hovers above the fountain basin. A poem by Michael Gifford, Jr., mounted near the sculpture, was selected through a neighborhood youth poetry contest about youth violence.

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