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Final Modifications Being Made For Daisy Bates & Johnny Cash Arkansas Statues

Johnny Cash Arkansas U.S. Capitol statue by sculptor Kevin Kreese

In a meeting on Zoom, Johnny Cash’s daughter Tara Cash Schwoebel, sculptor Kevin Kreese and members of Arkansas Capitol Arts & Grounds Commission look at the latest mockup of Kreese’s statue of Cash.

Sculptors creating statues of Arkansas civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates and legendary singer Johnny Cash, which will represent the state in the U.S. Capitol, are working to finalize their designs so they can be submitted to federal officials for approval.

The Arkansas Capitol Arts & Grounds Commission met via Zoom with the artists selected to make the statues, discussing subtle changes that have been made or are being proposed to make them more accurate. … One of the singers’ four daughters, Tara Cash Schwoebel, took part in the meeting.

“On behalf of the family, we’ve all told you this, but I’d like it publicly-known that we are incredibly pleased with your ability to see our father how we saw him and it’s incredible. We’re just very, very grateful,” Schwoebel said.

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