CELORON, NY – More details on the fate of the Lucy Statue that’s gained international attention will be revealed Tuesday morning.
Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost will hold a press conference Tuesday Mornin at the village hall to discuss the statue, which was designed by local artists Dave Poulin and which was put on display in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in 2009.
For years the artwork sat quietly in the park, receiving little attention. However, interest in the statue exploded in recent days due to a social media effort have it removed, with the organizer explaining that the statue looks nothing like the queen of comedy and as a result, is not a fitting tribute.
The Facebook Page “We Love Lucy! Get rid of this statue” was created in 2012 by a Jamestown-area resident who wishes to remain anonymous. It had a small following up until last week when a Buffalo news outlet picked up on the story. Within 48 hours, the statue had gone viral, with news outlets across the country – including CNN, MTV and Good Morning America – providing coverage.
Poulin reportedly talked about the statue with a Jamestown news outlet on Monday morning, saying that he admits its not his best work and has agreed to update the statue so that it bears a more fitting resemblance to Lucy.
Tuesday’s media conference is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Village Hall, directly across the street from the park.