(Left: "Home", From the collection of The Patterson Foundation, Patriot Plaza Sarasota, FL)IN THE NEWS:
Ann's sculpture of the legendary boxer Stanley Ketchel
will be unveiled in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 2nd, 2015!
Stay tuned for the unveiling of the Phase II sculptures of the Bill Russell Legacy Project
at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 28th, 2015 at 4:30!
Ann's portrait of the Honorable Mark L. Wolf
, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District Court of Massachusetts, was permanently installed in the library of Boston Latin School on June 8, 2015. The dedication was attended by Congressman Joseph Kennedy, III and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld along with recipients of Ward Fellowships.
As part of her work at Patriot Plaza, Ann participated in the Patterson Foundations Veterans Legacy Summit
Nov. 13th Creative Conversations
Panel with Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo, moderated by Ann Wykell, and Gallery Walk at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota,FL. HERE
Nov. 14th - Patriot Plaza Artist Panel, Process: The Hand of the Artist, Technology and Craftsman Collaborators
, with Ann Hirsch, Larry Kirkland, Ellen Driscoll and Pablo Eduardo at the Ringling College of Art in Sarasota, FL.HEREThe forthcoming sculptures for the Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall are in Boston Magazine this month.Younger Statues Will Rise (Almost) to Bill Russells Height, Boston Magazine
Thank you to the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Nicole Flynt, Ekua Holmes, Mo and Kia of the Boston Police Streetworkers, the girls of S.E.L.F. from Project R.I.G.H.T. and of the Lilla Frederick Pilot Middle School in Dorchester and Ale and Bella!!! Patriot Plaza on NPR Sarasota Patriot Plaza Is a First at VA Cemeteries
Announcing the Veterans Legacy Summit at Patriot Plaza on Nov. 14-15Summit Information HEREPatriot Plaza feature in the September 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine New Patriot Plaza Salutes Veterans With Inspired Works of Art
Ann's work appears in "The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture" by Donald Kuspit
and others, hardcover now available! More information HERECoverage of the June 28, 2014 local unveiling of Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery:
- Watch the Patriot Plaza community dedication broadcast" HERE
Special on Patriot Plaza, see "GALLERY"HERE
- "Sarasota to Dedicate Patriot Plaza Honoring Veterans and Their Families," WUSF News HERE
- "Unique project rises to honor the fallen," Sarasota Herald Tribune
- "Patriot Plaza: A Place Where Freedom is Front and Center," a special broadcast airing Sat., June 21 at 7 p.m. on ABC 7 WWSB, My Suncoast HERE
- Patriot Plaza feature in the Sarasota Herald Tribune
: HERECheck Out the Full Patriot Plaza Website: HERE
Ann Hirsch's Sculpture for Patriot Plaza: Sculptor brings strong, emotional energy to Patriot Plaza Art: Ann Wykell for The Patterson Foundation President Barack Obama visits the Bill Russell Legacy Project before the public unveiling President Obama's sneak peek
"Russell in Bronze"a documentary chronicling the behind-the-scenes construction of the Bill Russell statue with *interviews with Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, David Stern, Steve Pagliuca, Ann Hirsch and the former Mayor of Boston, the late Thomas Menino, can be seen hereThe Boston Globe's feature on the Bill Russell artwork and Ann Hirsch BY BAXTER HOLMES!: "Sculpting Bill Russell"
WBUR "Bill Russell Statue Unveiled At Boston City Hall" By Bruce Gellerman
The Boston Globe City Hall Plaza statue honors Celtics Bill Russell: Legendary star is immortalized at last in bronze" By Brian MacQuarrie
* NBA.com *"City of Boston celebrates Bill Russell: Player, activist, mentor" By John Hareas
Sports Illustrated: "Bill Russell honored with statue in Boston" by Ian Thomsen
ESPN "Bill Russell's statue unveiled" Chris Forsberg
November 1st, 2 - 4PM > The Bill Russell Legacy Project Unveiling at City Hall Plaza Boston!! The Bill Russell Legacy Project UnveilingBoston Art Commission Interview:Interview with Sculptor Ann Hirsch on The Bill Russell Legacy ProjectSeptember 2013 > St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School: The St. Sebastian Dedication Ceremony