SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was honored by Americans for the Arts 2017 as an outstanding public art project. SOS is one of 49 projects chosen by jury from 325 entries nationwide through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program. Public Art Network which is the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. For more information, click: HERE

    Ann Hirsch and Jeremy Angier of A+J Art+Design have been selected to create a public art project for Boston's oldest public Square, North Square through a highly competitive nationwide open call for artists. For more information, click: HERE

    SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was chosen to be Featured Project for the Grand River for ArtPrize Nine which will be held in Grand Rapids, MI from September 20 - October 8, 2017. For more information, click: HERE

    Collaborating with Jeremy Angier as A+J Art+Design, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers) was unveiled for installation from Oct. - Dec. 2016 in Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA! For more information, click: HERE . See following links for project press: Public Health Post
    The Culture Trip
    The Boston Globe
    The Artery WBUR
    The Boston Globe
    The Artery WBUR
    The Boston Globe
    Universal Hub
    Boston Magazine

    Ann was named a 2016-2017 Boston Artist-in-Residence! For more information on Boston AIR, click: HERE

    Ann's sculpture of first female American CEO Anna Bissell was unveiled in Grand Rapids, Michigan - July 2015! For more information, click: HERE

    Ann's sculpture of legendary boxer Stanley Ketchel was unveiled in Grand Rapids, Michigan - October 2nd, 2015! For more information, click: HERE and to read about Ann's work on the project go to ESPN HERE

    The children sculptures of the Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall Plaza in October 2015! For more information, click: HERE

    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.

    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.HERE

    Patriot Plaza on NPR Sarasota Patriot Plaza Is a First at VA Cemeteries

    Announcing the Veterans Legacy Summit at Patriot Plaza on Nov. 14-15 Summit Information HERE

    Patriot 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 HERE

    Coverage of the June 28, 2014 local unveiling of Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery:

    - Watch the Patriot Plaza community dedication broadcast" HERE
    - ABC7 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 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 HERE
    - Patriot Plaza feature in the Sarasota Herald Tribune: HERE

    Check 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 here

    The 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 Unveiling

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

    September 2013 > St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School: The St. Sebastian Dedication Ceremony