MONTEREY, Calif., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- /Richard MacDonald Studios/ - Richard MacDonald (American, b.1946), internationally renowned figurative sculptor, today released the "The Gymnast 20th Anniversary Commemorative Collection" of sculpture and drawings to celebrate Rio2016 and 20 years of Olympic history with platinum commemorative editions of MacDonald's famous sculpture 'The Gymnast". Visit "The Gymnast 20th Anniversary Commemorative Collection" at AtelierRichardMacDonald.Com.
"The Gymnast" monument is the 26-ft-tall bronze sculpture of an Olympic athlete performing atop a single, circular ring in Georgia International Plaza. Created for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, MacDonald titled the monument "Flair Across America" to honor the dedication, tenacity and determination of every individual in the pursuit of excellence.
"Flair Across America is a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit," says Richard MacDonald.
As part of the celebration, a series of events and fine art exhibitions showcasing "The Gymnast" in drawings and sculpture are being held in MacDonald's honor.
- Dawson Cole Fine Art Laguna Beach, July 23rd 2016, Noon to 3:00
- Dawson Cole Fine Art Carmel, July 30th, 2016, 1:00 to 4:00
- The Art of Richard MacDonald, Las Vegas, July 31st - September 2, 2016, 11:00 to 11:00
Former Olympic gymnast and three-time world champion Kurt Thomas, whom the "flair" gymnastics move is named after, said, "Flair Across America is a meaningful tribute to all athletes who push their own limits and spend their lives striving to be the best they can be."
ABOUT THE FLAIR The Flair, a feat in artistry and engineering, was more than a year in the making. Richard MacDonald donated the monument to the state of Georgia, city of Atlanta and Georgia World Congress Center. The monument stands in Georgia International Plaza, where it was permanently installed as the gateway to the gymnastics pavilion in July 1996. Learn more at FlairAcrossAmerica.Com.
ABOUT RICHARD MACDONALD One of the most collected figurative bronze sculptors at work today, Richard MacDonald has a consuming passion for his work and an unrelenting dedication to its quality and integrity. MacDonald has achieved international distinction for his sculpture, paintings, and drawings. His work has been shown and exhibited worldwide including London, Singapore, Barcelona, Paris, Hong Kong, and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. Learn more at RichardMacDonald.Com.
SOURCE Richard MacDonald Studios