The Battle Creek Community Foundation sprung into action once Battle Creek artist Richard Schlatter's ArtPrize-winning A. Lincoln portrait was ready to be relocated.

Today, the piece - in the image of the former president using 24,000+ Lincoln pennies - is on display in suite 5 of the Hampton Building in downtown Battle Creek, where the BCCF offices are located.

BCCF CEO Brenda Hunt tells 95.3 WBCK what the plans are for the piece - along with the lengths it took to actually get the 400-pound portrait in place.

Dick Schlatter addresses the audience at a special reception in October at the Battle Creek Community Foundation. TSM WBCK

She also discusses another beacon in Battle Creek: the Heritage Tower and a recent BCCF loan that is allowing for a new roof to protect the work already done inside from the winter elements.

Click the player above to hear her remarks.

 

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Courtesy Richard Schlatter-Clovis Bordeaux