Ann Hirsch Sculpture Studio
RECENT NEWS and INFORMATION
Ann earned a B.A. in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University, and Master’s degrees from N.Y.U. and the New York Academy of Art.In addition to her work as a public artist, Ann teaches undergraduate sculpture and she shows her work in New York and Massachusetts.

Ann Hirsch's Bill Russell Legacy Project artwork for City Hall Plaza Boston, developed in conjunction with Pressley Associates, was unveiled at Boston City Hall on November 1, 2013. The artwork includes Bill Russell's words engraved in granite as well as a bronze sculpture of Bill Russell and celebrates the legacy of a man who is a human rights activist, national mentorship leader and eleven time champion basketball player and coach.

"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 here

The Boston Globe's feature on the Bill Russell artwork and Ann Hirsch BY BAXTER HOLMES!: "Sculpting Bill Russell"

Celtics news 2013, "President Barack Obama gets sneak peek of Bill Russell's statue while in Boston"President Obama's sneak peek

* 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 Unveiling

Boston Art Commission Interview:Interview with Sculptor Ann Hirsch on The Bill Russell Legacy Project

Recent News:

September 2013 > Ann's St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School

April 2013 > Ann named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, Boston

March/April 2013 > Ann's sculpture in invitational "Back to Back" exhibition at Sloane Merrill Gallery on Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

February 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/2013/02/25/4408

January 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.ht

December 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, MA

January 2012 > A n n H i r s c h receives grant from the Somerville Arts Council. http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/gra

January 2012 > Proposal presentations for the Edgar Allan Poe public artwork for Edgar Allan Poe Square. http://articles.boston.com/2012-01-15/bo

October 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-publi

September 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/ce

June 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.