MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard MacDonald (American, b.1946), internationally renowned figurative sculptor, has created an exact replica of his monumental sculpture, "The Flair" to be presented at the Richard MacDonald Studio at Ryan Ranch, Monterey. In this work the artist depicts the extraordinary tenacity and determination of humanity towards excellence, "Triumph of the human spirit".
- Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Flair Across America and the Olympic Games in Atlanta: 8/16/16
- Richard MacDonald Studios, Ryan Ranch, Monterey
- Refreshments and questions to the artist, 3-5pm
In 1996 the original sculpture, "The Flair", was a gift from the artist to the city of Atlanta and the Olympic athletes. The monument was exhibited with fanfare across the country with celebrations in San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Carmel, Laguna Beach, Dallas/Fort Worth, Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Central Park at the Plaza in New York City, and the museum Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C, before being permanently installed in the Georgia International Plaza, in Atlanta, for the Olympic Games.
Representatives from the media are invited to the celebration hosted by the artist where they will have an opportunity to speak to the creator of the monumental Olympic sculpture, and hear the story of its conception and creation, as well as the historic nationwide tour that took place prior to its installation. This monument has since become an icon to the people of Atlanta and to many athletes around the world. Carmel was the only small city to see the unveiled monument, back in 1996, and to mark this anniversary a 26-foot-tall replica is being installed in Ryan Ranch.
As interest in the spirit of the Olympics peaks with the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer, the sculpture captures the commitment to excellence that makes the Olympics such an enduring spectacle. It is a tribute to athletes, but also in a broader sense, a tribute to all who strive and triumph.
ABOUT THE FLAIR Learn more about the year-long process of creation, the nation-wide tour and the themes and scope of the 26-foot-tall bronze at FlairAcrossAmerica.com.
ABOUT RICHARD MACDONALD One of the most notable figurative bronze sculptors at work today, Richard MacDonald is known internationally for his achievements in sculpture, painting, and drawing. Represented in private and public collections in London, Singapore, Barcelona, Paris, Hong Kong, and in the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., Richard MacDonald's career has been distinguished by his commitment to excellence, quality, and the celebration of the human spirit. Learn more at RichardMacDonald.com.
20th Anniversary of the Flair Across America Celebration: 8/16/16
Richard MacDonald Studios, Ryan Ranch, Monterey
Refreshments and questions to the artist, 3-5pm.
SOURCE Richard MacDonald Studios, Inc.