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Credit where it is due for public art projects

The Clapp’s Favorite pear is honored with a bronze statue, designed by Laura Baring-Gould, in Everett Square. The Clapp’s Favorite pear is honored with a bronze statue, designed by Laura Baring-Gould, in Everett Square. (Dina Rudick/ Globe Staff/ File 2009)
September 1, 2010

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IN READING newspaper reports about public art projects, I am frequently surprised that the artist’s name is included almost as an afterthought or omitted altogether. Thus it was in the interesting article about the Dorchester Clapp pear (“Tough-skinned pear a symbol of Dorchester’s agrarian past,’’ Metro, Aug. 22). Laura Baring-Gould’s monumental sculpture for Edward Everett Square played an important part in the story, and was even pictured, but this important local artist was given no credit. She deserves much better from the Globe.

Susan Ashbrook
Boston

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