Monthly Archives: April 2013

Michael Jordan at Boston Garden

A Living Legend

Born February 17th, 1963 in Brooklyn, Michael Jordan was born to James and Delores and is the youngest of four children.  A few years after Michael was born, the family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. After his third year of college, he left to be drafted by the NBA.  Michael Joined the Chicago Bulls and helped the team […]

Driftwood Elephant

Driftwood Elephants Are a Moving and Inspiring Sight

The artist sees what they see and they create with whatever may inspire them at the time. For South African sculptor Andries Botha, the inspiration was the mighty African elephant and his treasured material was driftwood. Botha has created 20 driftwood elephants in all and their presence helps to support his world-wide Human Elephant Foundation […]

Walter Payton

Tribute to Walter Payton’s “Sweetness”

He was affectionately known as “Sweetness” and is, arguably, the greatest running back in National Football League history. Walter Payton was the number one pick for the Chicago Bears in the 1975 NFL draft and the fourth college player chosen overall that year. He was born on July 25, 1954 and was raised in Mississippi. […]

Tomb of the Unknown Sodlier

Washington Square Park Embraces Sacred Ground

The mighty bronze replica statue of George Washington, sculpted by the legendary Jean Antoine Houdon, stands watch at Philadelphia’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington Square. An engraving on the great tomb reminds everyone that thousands of unknown soldiers of The American Revolution lie in unmarked graves having made the ultimate sacrifice for liberty. […]

John Purdue Sculpture

Purdue University Unveils Statue of Founding Father

On April 14, 2013, Purdue University had a ceremonial unveiling of a bronze statue of the University’s beloved John Purdue (1802-1976). The awe inspiring bronze statue was created by Illinois sculptor Julie Rotblatt-Amrany. Ms. Rotblatt-Amrany was chosen from among fifteen finalists and completed the statue in December of 2012. The statue has Purdue seated on […]