Title: Lion Icon
Artist: Brian Hanlon of Hanlon Sculpture Studio in Toms River, N.J.
Location: Missouri Southern State University (front of the Leon C. Billingsly Student Center on the west side of the campus Oval)
Date Completed: 2013
Description: This larger-than-life bronze lion statue stands 10 feet in height and nearly 12 feet in length. It was made possible by a generous gift from Bill and Tracy Gipson as well as the MSSU Student Senate. This art project is one of many projects planned to beautify MSSU’s campus. This piece of art invokes MSSU pride on campus. Photo Courtesy: Missouri Southern State University.