AO Sculpture Page
Rev 24-Sep-12 see landscaping just completed
Oct 23, 2010
Dec 2010 Eyecare Business Article shows the newly erected Sculpture (Download pdf of above)
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 !!!
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
large Eyeglass art work - in the dessert in New Mexico
Added April 20, 2012
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