For Immediate Release
For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 13, 2005
Pepco's Edison Place Gallery in Washington, D.C.'s East End, will host the Jan. 18, 2005 public opening of "African American Legacy," an exhibition of work by renowned sculptor Ed Dwight. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a maquette, or scale model, of a major component of Dwight's bronze memorial sculpture for the planned Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial. The memorial, designed by Dwight and the design firms Devrouax & Purnell of Washington and EDAW of Alexandria, Va., will be sited on the National Mall between the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial.
"We are delighted to help introduce more of the public to Ed Dwight's extraordinary work," says Ted Trabue, Pepco's Regional Vice President for the District of Columbia. "Not only that, this exhibition comes at a crucial time for the capital campaign that will pay for the monument's casting and installation. It's important that the project be fully funded so the memorial can take its rightful place among America's heroes."
"African American Legacy" will be open to the public at Pepco's Edison Place Gallery, 701 Ninth St., NW (gallery entrance on Eighth St., NW), Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 4:00 p.m., Jan. 18-March 18, 2005.
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Point of Contact:Debbi Jarvis