Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg

Second football art piece vandalized in downtown Pittsburg
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For the second time this week, a football art piece in downtown Pittsburg has been vandalized.

The large fiberglass football had been decorated by Carl Junction Middle School art students, with 3D butterflies glued on, but someone has torn off the butterflies.

A teacher who worked on the project is saddened by the destruction.

“We created this art to showcase not only the talent of individuals, but the talent that is within the community. And for anyone to try to destroy that it really shows more about their character than ours,” said teacher Elizabeth Cosby.

24 large footballs can be found throughout Pittsburg, each with a unique deign, and a cost of $1,000. It’s all part of an event put on each year by the SEK Art Fest.

Earlier this week, a piece by Leslie Harris was knocked over on the sidewalk. She had decorated the football in honor of her 14-month old daughter who passed away due to health issues.

Both damaged footballs were displayed near bars.

The SEK Art Board will meet next week to discuss moving the pieces to different locations.