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Don’t miss the next Cottage Conversation event at President Lincoln’s Cottage on November 4, 20011 with Ivan Schwartz from Studio EIS. The artist responsible for the “Lincoln & His Horse” sculpture at the Cottage and the “Lincoln” sculpture at Gettysburg, Schwartz will discuss Picturing History: a 21st Century Sculptor in the 19th century.
Montgomery College will host the exhibition “Abraham Lincoln: One Man, Two Views, StudioEIS and the Art of Visual Storytelling; Two New Sculptures of Abraham Lincoln in His 200th Year” by sculptor Ivan Schwartz from February 8 – March 4, 2010, at the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. “Lincoln: One Man, Two Views” provides a visual journey through the creative process …
By Erin Carlson Mast This is the last weekend to view the special exhibition, “A Deep and Subtle Expression: Lincoln in Sculpture – Works from National Trust Collections, ” which closes on December 19th, 2008. The exhibition, located in the Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center at President Lincoln’s Cottage, is open during regular visitor hours. Collections in the show are exclusively …
Washington’s WAMU 88.5 was on site interviewing Director Frank Milligan about the new Lincoln statue, created by StudioEIS. The statue was installed on the ellipse on the north side of President Lincoln’s Cottage on November 10th, 2008. To listen to the broadcast, select from the following links. http://wamu.org/audio/nw/08/11/n8081110-23747.ram (Real Audio) http://wamu.org/audio/nw/08/11/n8081110-23747.asx (Windows Media Player) Learn more about StudioEIS: www.studioeis.com.
By Alison Mitchell Since the first stages of planning a year ago the bronze statue of President Lincoln and his horse has been highly anticipated and was installed yesterday morning. It began around 8am and the weather was perfect for an easy (and dry) installation. The 2,500 pound sculpture was lowered onto the excavated site as the President Lincoln’s Cottage …
By Katie Derr Preparations for the installation of the bronze Abraham Lincoln statue at President Lincoln’s Cottage are well underway. The hole for the statue’s base was hand-excavated on Thursday, October 30, 2008. On-site during the excavations was Lynne Lewis, Senior Archaeologist for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Lynne kept a watchful eye on the excavation work, monitoring the …
By Erin Carlson Mast As the new sculpture of Lincoln nears completion, preparation work for the installation began. After multiple meetings with the artists, landscape contractors, engineers, installation experts, and staff, the process began on site. After ideal placement was determined, utility line locations were reconfirmed and sight lines examined. Then soil samples were taken and examined. Materials for the pathway and …