A New Sculpture at the Joplin Library Draws Attention


The artist who created the piece is saying “Thank You” to those who helped fund the project in a unique way.

Joplin artist, Jorge Leva created the “Revering the Phoenix Effect” sculpture as a way to honor the city’s rebirth following the 2011 tornado.  

Leyva has created other works of art in Joplin, including murals dedicated to remembering the 2011 tornado.

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