(Image: "Home", From the collection of The Patterson Foundation, Patriot Plaza Sarasota, FL)
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 here
*Watch the Patriot Plaza community dedication broadcast"hereABC7 Special on Patriot Plaza, see "GALLERY" hereCoverage of the June 28, 2014 local unveiling of Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery:"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: 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 here"Russell in Bronze" - The Making of the Sculpture
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 > St. Sebastian is unveiled in Needham at St. Sebastian's School: The St. Sebastian Dedication CeremonyApril 2013
> Ann named Visual Arts Fellow at the St. Botolph Club, Boston