The "Fishing Fantasy" art installation designed by local mosaic artist Jamie Anderson was unveiled and publicly dedicated Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at its location on the south lawn of the Union Parish Courthouse in Farmerville. The Union Museum of History and Art led the project as a gift to the community. Second Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jay McCallum and Farmerville Mayor M. Stein Baughman Jr. spoke briefly during the dedication ceremonies, emceed by museum board chairman Brittany Unkel.
The seven-foot tall concrete sculpture is sheathed in colorful glass pieces and depicts rippling blue waters, many-hued fish, and abundant sunshine so beloved in Union Parish.
The museum board is grateful to Anderson and others who made this project possible: the Union Parish Police Jury; James Gatson, concrete contractor; Brooke Foy, public art consultant; and all donors who purchased commemorative bricks.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Inc. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.”