Norman Borlaug Statue Takes Shape in Des Moines

March 20th, 2013

 

Marine Memorial: Public Art with a purpose

August 26, 2013

“The Marine Memorial” by sculptor Benjamin Victor is placed in Castaway Park with our flag flying high by its side. It depicts a young Marine in full battle gear about to leave on assignment.

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Marine Memorial: Public Art with a purpose

New sculpture celebrates Shoshone tribal history in Elko

July 2, 2013

The unveiling at the visitor’s center along Interstate 80 was not merely to celebrate the sculpture’s aesthetic value, but also to embrace the union of government and tribal representatives behind its existence.

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Wheat Growers honors its past, future

June 29, 2013

All eyes were on “Generations” a statue by Benjamin Victor, of Aberdeen, that was unveiled Friday evening in front of the main entrance of the Wheat Growers headquarters at 908 S. Lamont in Aberdeen. The unveiling was part of the 90th Anniversary celebration.

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Before the California Trail: Sculpture tributes Native Americans

June 25, 2013

The new sculpture, entitled “Our Heritage is Our Future,” displays a Great Basin native woman holding a woven basket and carrying an infant in a cradleboard on her back.

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Familiar Faces: Trail Center to unveil new sculpture

June 20, 2013

The sculpture, entitled “Our Heritage is Our Future,” was created by artist Benjamin Victor, who was chosen by a committee of local Native American artists, historians, and Trail Center Manager Gary Koy.

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California Trail Interpretive Center hosts public unveiling of new sculpture, “Our Heritage is Our future.”

June 20, 2013

“This sculpture of a generic great basin woman represents the native people of this area. It will be the first thing people see as they enter the Trail Center representing the native people were here first,” said Trail Center Manager Gary Koy. “On their way out, they will see the back side of the sculpture where there will be a cradleboard representing future generations.”

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Artist Ben Victor Interview on KCWI 23 Great Day Morning show for Borlaug statue

March 19, 2013

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Public can watch as sculptor finishes statue of Borlaug.

March 17, 2013

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Victor inducted into BCSD Hall of Fame

March 30, 2013

The Bakersfield City School District will induct nine people into the BCSD Hall of Fame. Inductees are former students who are notable for their professional accomplishments, and community members who have distinguished themselves by their service to the district.

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Sculpture of Norman Borlaug Nears Completion

March 30, 2013

South Dakota artist Benjamin Victor is commissioned to create this sculpture and brought his work in progress to the Iowa Historical Building for a two week artist in residency to get the final details right.

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OHS Students Learn About And Talk With Statuary Hall Artist

April 2, 2013

OHS students were able to ask questions of the sculptor responsible for making a statue of Norman Borlaug that will stand in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

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“World-class artist” speaks at George Daily

March 29, 2013

Oskaloosa High School Art Teacher Matt Kargol introduced sculptor Benjamin Victor before he spoke to students and others at George Daily Community Auditorium Wednesday.

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DuPont Pioneer, donor to pay cost of Borlaug statue

March 25, 2013

“This is great for the state. It is great for the legacy of Norman Borlaug,” Schickler said. He said DuPont Pioneer’s donation was logical, given that the humanitarian contributions Borlaug made throughout his life were consistent with DuPont’s business objectives.

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Norman Borlaug’s birthday celebrated at Hall of Laureates

March 25, 2013

There is also a program at 11 A.M. with Ben Victor, the artist chosen to create the statue of Borlaug that will go into the U.S. Capitol next year on Borlaug’s 100th birthday. The Food Bank of Iowa will be collecting donations inside the building.

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Sculptor working on Borlaug statue in Des Moines

March 25, 2013

Ben Victor is creating the model that will be used to make a bronze statue and he set up shop last week in a studio inside the State Historical Building in Des Moines.

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