2 works of art to be reinstalled at Waterloo parks

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- Two unsanctioned art pieces previously removed from Waterloo parks will be reinstalled.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that the Waterloo Leisure Services Commission voted unanimously this week to allow the panels created by local artist Bret Miller to return to Liberty and Leavitt parks.

The move comes after the public art committee endorsed the works through the Waterloo Center for the Arts, and members of the Liberty Park Neighborhood Association pushed for their return.

The commission notes that the city wouldn't be responsible for maintaining or replacing the pieces if they become weathered or damaged. Commissioners also say that future works should be brought for approval first.

Miller says he's been displaying his stencil-and-spray paint pieces in city parks for several years without seeking permission.