Mercy Park has a new sculpture from a local artist

JOPLIN, Mo. — A new bronze addition has been installed in Joplin's Mercy Park. We were present for the installation of the 28th statue in the sculp...

September 14, 2023
5:40 PM

JOPLIN, Mo. — A new bronze addition has been installed in Joplin's Mercy Park. We were present for the installation of the 28th statue in the sculpture garden Wednesday morning. This latest addition is a lion sculpture called 'Strength and Courage.' It was created and donated by artist Catherine Gray Johnston, who had previously contributed the 'Wishing on a Star' piece in 2021. Although she now resides in Broken Arrow, she is originally from Joplin and feels a strong connection to her childhood home.

Jessica Schaer