Sacramento airport's 'Red Rabbit' honored by national public arts organization

Published: Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 - 8:08 am

Lawrence Argent's "Leap" – the centerpiece sculpture at the Sacramento International Airport best known as the "Red Rabbit" – has garnered a national award.

The work was selected as one of 50 winning works among a pool of 500 by the national arts advocacy group Americans for the Arts Public Art Network.

The award is meant to honor outstanding public art projects nationally.

The 56-foot-long aluminum sculpture, which cost $800,000, was part of a recent $1.27 billion airport expansion and spawned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission's Art in Public Places program, which seeks to enliven public-funded architecture.

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