Ann earned a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, an M.A. from N.Y.U. Graduate School of Arts and Science and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. In addition to her work as a public artist, Ann teaches undergraduate sculpture and exhibits her work.The forthcoming sculptures for the Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall are in Boston Magazine this month.
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!!! Younger Statues Will Rise (Almost) to Bill Russells Height, Boston Magazine
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 will appear in "The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture" by Donald Kuspit
and others, hardcover due out on September 30, 2014! More information hereCoverage of the June 28, 2014 local unveiling of Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery:
*Watch the Patriot Plaza community dedication broadcast"here"Sarasota to Dedicate Patriot Plaza Honoring Veterans and Their Families," WUSF News here"Unique project rises to honor the fallen," Sarasota Herald Tribune article here"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 hereCheck Out the Full Patriot Plaza Website: herePatriot Plaza feature in the Sarasota Herald Tribune: herePatriot Plaza Dedication Date Announced: hereAnn 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, Mayor Menino, and Ann Hirsch, airs on CSN
: November 16 - 3:00pm, November 19 - 7:00pm, November 21 - 9:30pm, November 24 - 10 & 11pm AND November 28 - 11:30am & 8:30pm. Show segments 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 ProjectRecent News:September 2013
> Ann's St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's SchoolApril 2013
> Ann named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, BostonMarch/April 2013
> Ann's sculpture in invitational "Back to Back" exhibition at Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street, Beacon Hill, BostonFebruary 2013
> Ann was selected to contribute commissioned art for Patriot Plaza, a ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida.http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/201 http://www.bradenton.com/2013/02/25/4408January 2013
> Ann Hirsch with Pressley Associates selected to create the Bill Russell Legacy Project public artwork for City Hall Boston. http://www.billrusselllegacy.org/news.htDecember 2012
> Ann in Committee's Choice exhibition at St. Botolph Club, Boston September 2012
> Ann in A.I.B. Illustration faculty exhibition at Porter Exchange, Cambridge, MAJanuary 2012
> A n n H i r s c h receives grant from the Somerville Arts Council. http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/graJanuary 2012
> Proposal presentations for the Edgar Allan Poe public artwork for Edgar Allan Poe Square. http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-15/boOctober 2011
> A n n H i r s c h and B i l l P r e s s l e y of Pressley Associates proposal presentation for Bill Russell Legacy Project. http://www.publicartboston.com/content/n September 2011
> The Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston selects
A n n H i r s c h and R o b e r t O l s o n, of Robert Olson + Associates Architects, to be one of three finalist teams in competition for a monument to Edgar Allan Poe in Boston from a pool of 265 entries from 42 states and 13 countries. http://www.wbur.org/2012/01/09/poe-publiSeptember 2011
> A n n H i r s c h appointed Adjunct Faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and begins teaching semester in Providence and continues at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. http://www.risd.edu/Sculpture/August 2011
> A n n H i r s c h interviewed on the Callie Crossley show regarding the Bill Russell Legacy Project. http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Callie-July 2011
> Mayor Menino announces that the Bill Russell Legacy Project public artwork will be installed at City Hall Plaza, Boston. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/07/11/ceJune 2011
> A n n H i r s c h is named one of three finalists in the Bill Russell Legacy Project by the Boston Art Commission, the Bill Russell Legacy Project Committee and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation.