Went to see the unveiling of the BobDylan Memorial at the Hibbing High School this afternoon. My brother was the bronze artist for the chair replica of one Bob Dylan used in school. He had hoped to do a full-size figure of a young teenaged Bob D. but the family requested no figures as it would conflict with their beliefs. That’s an acceptable argument. Instead the chair , which has part of his acceptance speech for the zNobel Prize embossed on it’s edge, serves as a place to make music or poetry or to dream big dreams even when others say that you can’t do it. Maybe especially then. It sits in front of swirling lines of lyrics from over 50 of Dylan’s songs that are artfully engraved on steel panels. My brother Gary’s art has always been about a story. This piece is no different. It’s a story that not only calls you to listen and to try to understand but to carry it forward into your own story and asks you to become the next part, the next poem, song or narrative of life and the secrets of living that we create or discover along the way. So go sit in the chair and be inspired to act on your own creativity.--Lynette Aro, sister of Gareth Andrews
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