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Arts community mourns the loss of Rockford artist Jim Julin
Online Staff Report
Well-known and much loved Rockford artist and craftsman Jim Julin died Sunday night, July 22, after a short illness. He was 56.
A fixture in downtown Rockford, the artist was known for his sculptures made from reclaimed materials.
Julin created many visible works throughout the Rockford area, including the giant chair in front of Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St.; “fire and ice” sculptures during New Year’s Eve festivals; and many works throughout Rockford’s Anderson Japanese Gardens.
Upon learning of Julin’s passing, friends and art enthusiasts left flowers at some of Julin’s public sculptures in Rockford. Rockford Art Museum’s Greenwich Village Art Fair, which is set for Sept. 15-16, has been dedicated to “the creativity and kindness of Rockford artist Jim Julin.”
Services are pending.
Read tributes from Julin’s friends and fans in this week’s print edition (July 25-31) of The Rock River Times. Tributes from friends and fans can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted below as a comment
Posted July 23, 2012