Rotblatt-Amrany Brings Iconic Wisconsin Football Team to Life
The air is crisp. The leaves are falling. The kids are back in school. Autumn is officially here, and that can only mean one thing…FOOTBALL SEASON!
With only a few games in the books this season so far, it’s hard to tell which NFL team will come out on top. But even if you’re a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, you have to admit that the Green Bay Packers are an impressive team with an equally impressive following.
You can hardly say the words “Green Bay” without conjuring images of enthusiastic fans cheering on their team while painted from head to toe in green and yellow, topped with an official Cheesehead hat. And with fans this great, it’s no surprise that a plaza and trail were created in honor of the team, complete with sculptures created by artists associated with Rotblatt-Amrany.
What is the Packers Heritage Trail?
The Packers Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking tour that leads fans through two remarkable stories. The first is about the improbable and colorful history of the Green Bay Packers, focusing on the years 1919-1968. The second is about the people of Green Bay, how they love their team and have bravely carried them through times of hardship and financial struggle.
The centerpiece of the trail is the impressive Packers Heritage Trail Plaza. It is a public art plaza that is located on the corner of Washington and Cherry streets in the middle of downtown. Walking through the square, you will see the unmistakable bronze faces of several of the greats in Packers history. The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is honored to have created these timeless works of art that are scattered along the trail. Here are a few of the honorable faces you will see on the trail:
- Johnny “Blood” McNally cradles the football and stares, as if ready to run straight for the end zone.
- Clarke Hinkle holds the hand of a boy, Donald Hamacher, reminiscent of the past tradition of sneaking children through the stadium’s back gate so they could see the games for free.
- Bart Starr signs an autograph for a young girl, Mary Hendrickson, reminding us of a time when the players would do so after every game.
- Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer, Paul Hornung, “runs” with the ball showing how he became a major contributor to the team’s “dynasty years” of the 1960’s.
- George W. Calhoun, the team’s co-founder, sits on the bench as if watching a game, cigar in mouth and dressed for the cold Wisconsin football season.
Each piece brings to life the magnificent history of this incredible team, making it a not-to-miss destination for any true Packers Fan. To see more works by the artists of Rotblatt-Amrany, visit our Gallery.