Saturday November 23rd marked the second part of the unveiling of Timeless Creations’ sculptures to commemorate the Green Bay Packers, placed along various stops on the Packers Heritage Trail near downtown Green Bay, WI. The unveiling followed the AT&T Green Bay Holiday Parade, and attracted spectators from near and far.
Among the speakers at the unveiling were Bart Starr and Cherry Starr, Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy and Mayor Jim Schmitt. Sculptors from Timeless Creations including Omri Amrany, Lou Cella, Zachary Petricca, Gary Tillery and Sean Bell were on site to reveal the latest statues and answer questions.
“Todays fans tend to forget just how outstanding a player Clarke Hinkle was in his time, it was an honor to create this tribute to him,” says Gary Tillery, a sculptor on this project.
Included in this most recent unveiling were two new installations, featuring Hall of Fame players Bart Starr and fullback Clarke Hinkle. The statue of Starr captures him signing an autograph for a young girl, Mary Heather Hendrickson, the late daughter of Phil and Betsy Hendrickson.
The second statue shows Hinkle walking hand-in-hand with a young boy, Donald Hamacher, who grew up in the shadows of City Stadium, former home of the Green Bay Packers, and who served his country in three wars.
From 1925 to 1956 it was a tradition at City Stadium that Packers players would take young kids by the hand and sneak them in through the back gate of the stadium so they could watch the games for free. Autograph signing became another popular custom during the Vince Lombardi era. The statues of Starr and Hinkle and their young fans were made possible through generous gifts from the Packers and Phil Hendrickson, a local businessman and former Packers treasurer.
About the Packers Heritage Trail
The Packers Heritage Trail Plaza is an initiative of Packers Heritage Trail, Inc., a non-profit organization promoting Green Bay’s downtown, primarily its businesses and trail system, by telling the story of the rich and historic relationship between the Green Bay Packers and the community. The first phase of the plaza was dedicated on September 14 with statues of George Whitney Calhoun, the team’s co-founder, and legendary players Johnny Blood and Paul Hornung.
About Timeless Creations and the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany
Headquarter in Highwood, Illinois, Timeless Creations and the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany is a premier fine art studio and masterful art school. Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany started the studio with over 20 years of fine art from their portfolios, art of the Studio Artists and Commissions like “The Spirit: Michael Jordan,” Vince Lombardi, and others.
Installations include parks and urban development. Their expertise spans the domain of figurative bronze monuments to contemporary art installations incorporating steel, glass and granite. The artists work to achieve the best project that reaches out to the hearts and minds of the community, and their works will last in perpetuity. In the last 20 years in the United States alone they have completed more than 200 public works of art. Contact the studio at 1-847-432-9925 to challenge us to bring a new sculptural experience to your life.
To view their extensive portfolio of commissions and fine art, visit their website at http://www.rotblattamrany.com.