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Wings of Peace, Wings of Hope
The National Sculpture Society (NSS) presents "Wings of Peace, Wings of Hope" at its headquarters and exhibition space in the Park Avenue Atrium. The sculpture exhibition space is located on the ground floor of 237 Park Avenue and 466 Lexington Avenues, between 45th and 46th Streets in midtown Manhattan, directly north of Grand Central Station.
The exhibition opened to the public on July 14, 2003 and showcases thirty-three works depicting birds or creatures of flight by some of America's leading figurative sculptors. From the Hellenistic Victory of Samothrace to the contemporary American Eagle and Dove of Peace, birds and winged figures have represented images of success, power, freedom and harmony. Likewise, diversity in the bird kingdom reminds us there are many amazing and remarkable creatures in the natural world. Some are majestic and inspiring. Others are humorous - their uplifting activities, as depicted in sculpture, provide a welcome respite from our daily concerns and fears. The works of sculpture in this exhibition respectfully commemorate the anniversary of September 11 and collectively symbolize hope for world peace.
Sculptors represented in the exhibition are all citizens or residents of the United States. They are: Gerald Balciar (CO), Stanley Bleifeld (CT), Burt Brent (CA), Aldo Casanova (CA), Darrell Davis (TX), Roberto Franzone (NY), Barry Johnston (MD), Diane Mason (CO), Elliot Offner (MA), Leo Osborne (WA), Diana Reuter-Twining (VA), Rosetta (CO), Marion Roller (NY), Beverly Seamans (MA), Kent Ullberg (TX), Kristen Visbal (DE), Bart Walter (PA), and Elaine Franz Witten (VT). (right: Stanley Bleifeld, War Memorial, bronze, 75 x 25 x 32 inches)
National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America's most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country's public sculpture, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States, and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century.
The "Wings of Peace, Wings of Hope" exhibition runs through October 24, 2003.
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