The Lesson - Lovett Library - Pampa, Texas
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N 35° 32.269 W 100° 57.508
14S E 322452 N 3934452
Quick Description: The Lesson is a wonderful sculpture located at the entrance to Lovett Library.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/29/2022 3:04:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM16CD5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Pampa's Lovett Library is the location of this sculpture that was dedicated during the library's 50th anniversary celebration. A lifesize woman and young boy are sitting on top of a 4' high stone foundation. The woman's right hand is resting on a book on her lap, with her left arm around the child. Her feet are crossed as her legs hang over the foundation. Her hair is pulled back and up into a bun. The boy is sitting semi-crossed leg, looking up at the mother, with his right hand laying to his side, and his left hand resting on his left leg.

From the City of Pampa website:

"The Lesson" a life-size bronze of a mother reading to her young child, is one of two sculptures that were formally dedicated at Lovett Memorial Library, 111 N. Houston, on January 9, 2005.

The dedication of this sculpture and its sister sculpture occurred during the 50th anniversary celebration of the library. Both were gift to Pampa from Texas Panhandle native R.L. Franklin in honor of the pioneering spirit of the women who helped settle this area, including his mother, Louise Franklin, and three other Pampa women, Virginia Green, Betty Henderson and Annie Buckler. "The Lesson" by Don Ray of Channing, Texas is located near the library entrance.

Text on plaque:

She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
Proverbs 31:26
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Lesson

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Don Ray

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: January 9, 2005

Materials used: Bronze, stone

Location: Lovett Library

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