Simone memorial project receives grant for sculpture
Published 5:25 pm Thursday, June 18, 2009
&dquo;Our combined public and private contributions will result in a world-class sculpture of a local daughter who achieved international fame in a global theater.&dquo;
&uot;Jet&uot; magazine nationally previewed Frudakis&squo;s model for the public art sculpture of Simone in its March 9 issue.
The over-life-size representation of a seated Nina Simone has evoked overwhelmingly positive response from viewers. &uot;Downbeat&uot; magazine, America&squo;s oldest jazz publication, will profile the NSP and the Simone sculpture in its upcoming August issue.
For further information about the NSP and how you can participate in its sculpture project, see www.ninasimoneproject.org.