The popular Flamenco public sculpture will be presented to the city of Columbus at a brief ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at its location at Fourth and Washington streets in front of The Commons.

While attention is focused on the bright red, 14-foot, stainless steel work, Columbus City Council president Frank Jerome has suggested that the piece be moved about 10 feet closer to The Commons to make it easier for pedestrians to see on the opposite sides of the street. He also suggests it be elevated from its base and possibly lit at night.

“It’s too close to the street corner,” Jerome said.

He also said it is too close to the silver traffic barriers near the street.

Artist Ruth Aizuss Migdal of Chicago said she is fine with all of those suggestions, while simultaneously aware that others will make those decisions.

“I think that lighting it certainly would be a good idea,” Migdal said.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.