BREAKING THE BRONZE CEILING TO REVEAL ARTIST CHOSEN TO CREATE MONUMENT IN DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON PAYING TRIBUTE WOMEN
LEXINGTON (KY) – Breaking the Bronze Ceiling will hold a press conference on Wednesday, November 13,, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center at 141 E. Main St., to announce the artist chosen to create a monument to be placed in downtown Lexington in August 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote.
The monument is intended to inspire and pay tribute to the historical contributions of women from Lexington and Central Kentucky.
Four artists from across the country were chosen from among 127 replies to a national request for artist qualifications (RFQ), issued by Breaking the Bronze Ceiling earlier this summer. Each artist presented their respective proposal to a special panel in September in Lexington. One overall finalist was chosen from among the four proposals and will be announced.
“This is an enormously exciting moment for the Breaking the Bronze Ceiling initiative as we pull back the curtain to reveal the winning artist and their respective design for the monument to come in 2020,” said Jennifer Mossotti, Chair of Breaking the Bronze Ceiling. “This long-overdue piece of public art for Lexington will stand as a beacon and an icon to both educate and engage the community about the tremendous struggle women faced—specifically women from Central Kentucky—fighting to obtain the right to vote.”
About Breaking the Bronze Ceiling: Breaking the Bronze Ceiling is a campaign to erect a monument to celebrate the history of women in Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky. The monument will be placed at Fifth Third Bank Plaza in downtown Lexington in August of 2020.
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