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AO Sculpture Page
Rev 24-Sep-12  see landscaping just completed

Oct 30, 2010

Oct 23, 2010

Dec 2010 Eyecare  Business Article shows the newly erected Sculpture (Download pdf of above)

Read and see photos of the MA Opticians Nov 2010 meeting

AO Sculpture dedication ceremony
Oct 21, 2010 Ceremony (SEN Article link above)

Sept 4, 2010 the dig begins !!!
More photos

Foundation - Sept 11, 2010 Dick Whitney photo

A twenty foot AO Eyeglass Frame Sculpture is planned for the park across from the old entrance to
American Optical (Now Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center)

AO Sculpture Committee - 7-Dec-09

Come see the model of this sculpture in an AO Window
display at the corner of Main and Chapin St.

The fundraising stage has now begun, and the Claire Birtz Foundation has gracisously
offered to donate a matching gift of $20,000!!!

August 2009 Progress on Sculpture

Download the Fundraising / Sculpture Details

If you chose to donate, please mail checks payable toQ.V.C.A.H.and put Optical Sculpture Fund in the memo line
Mail to: Quinnegaug Council for the Arts and Humanities, 111 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550.

Draft (later discarded) of possible wording
Aug 14, 2008

Pdf printable file of above

Members of the AO Sculpture Committee - March 2009 photo

Dec 22, 2008
Janina and Nancy Swiacki present "Gift to town"
Town Council Unanimously accepts and agrees to maintain after construction!

Protype of future AO Sculpture to be in the AO Park (see below)

Project Chairpersons (Nancy & Janina Swiacki) and Artist Michael Siarri

Note in the Town Hall Chambers, the Seal of Southbridge includes the phrase "Eye of the Commonwealth"

Photos by Dick Whitney

July 2008 photos below of prototype to give size perspective, judgement



See Sept 2012 Completed landscaping

Another large Eyeglass art work - in the dessert in New Mexico
Added April 20, 2012

Follow the plans for this site to recognize AO Fiber Optics work from 1961-64

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