03 May 2010

National Sculpture Society to hold Annual Celebration Weekend

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Sculpture Society will hold its annual "Sculpture Celebration Weekend" May 20 through May 23 in Washington, D.C.. The events and festivities will include tours of important national monuments with their creators, including famed sculptors Stanley Bleifeld and Neil Eastern, as well as award presentations to Michael Graves, Bruno Lucchesi and other luminaries of the art world.

The event opens Thursday evening, May 20, with a Welcome Reception at the Arts Club, in the President James Monroe House. Friday will feature private tours with the sculptors of the Franklin D. Roosevelt and U. S. Navy memorials, and a reception in the President's Room, Navy Memorial Theater, with Welcome by Rear Admiral Edward K. Walker, Jr. President and CEO of the U. S. Navy Memorial Foundation.

Saturday starts with an informative presentation with Lauren Lee Cobb of C.A.S.E. Solutions Advertising about the latest interactive tools in marketing. After lunch, attendees will gather at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where they can meet with celebrated figure sculptor Eugene Daub for a special opportunity to examine the Museum's extensive medallion collection or explore the museum on their own.

Sunday provides an opportunity to explore monuments throughout Washington, D. C. by National Sculpture Society members. Several living sculptors of these works will be in attendance, including Neil Estern (US Navy Memorial), Stanley Bleifeld (FDR Memorial) Nina Akamu (Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During WWII), Kristen Kokkin ("Crown Princess of Norway" outside Norwegian Embassy) and Bart Walter ("The Gathering" at the Smithsonian National Zoo).

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