Abilene could be getting a $200,000 sculpture from a leading kinetic artist to be a focal point of the new downtown hotel and convention center that is yet to be built.

“I personally think it’s a good use of public funds,” said Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna.

The Abilene Cultural Affairs Council was able to secure a $75,000 matching grant for a sculpture by Anthony Howe.

“It’s very lyrical, hypnotic in some ways,” said Lynn Barnett, executive director of Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.

But in order to get the 20-foot sculpture to Abilene, they are asking the board of the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for help.

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