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New Piece of Art located at Broadway and Sprigg Street


Broadway Pharmacy located in downtown Cape is bringing a new piece of art to the corner of Broadway and Sprigg Street. The sculpture titled Ciconia, meaning The Crane, was created by student artist Melanie Reichert from Southeast Missouri State University along with support from a Broadway Pharmacy Student Art Sculpture Grant.

Ciconia was constructed by using hydraulic and manual shear along with MIG welding equipment. The various material mediums such as cold rolled steel, bar & rod, welding wire, chain and hanging piece were used to create this one-of-a-kind juxtaposition piece.

This incredible art piece will be on display for one year. Broadway Pharmacy has supported a student grant in conjunction with Chris Wubbena, MFA Professor of Arts & Design at Southeast Missouri State University. Broadway Pharmacy owner, Lee Schlitt says “The pharmacy is excited to continue our support of students at Southeast Missouri State University for the seventh consecutive year through this grant. Each year we are impressed with the design and talent exhibited and are proud to show-case Melanie’s unique piece beside the pharmacy.”

Broadway Pharmacy opened in 1932, celebrating their 90th anniversary this year, making it the longest running pharmacy in Cape Girardeau. Broadway is a full-service pharmacy offering prescription drugs, compounded medications, long term care services, immunizations and FREE Delivery to homes and businesses in Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

In addition, please see the attached Ciconia Sculpture photo including Student Artist, Melanie Reichert and Chris Wubbena, MFA Professor of Arts & Design at Southeast Missouri State University.