Rochester Hills Public Library
Contact: Amanda Harrison Keighley
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2019
The Life and Legacy of Sculptor Marshall Fredericks at the Rochester Hills Public Library
(ROCHESTER HILLS- April 9, 2019) On Tuesday, April 23, Andrea Ondish, Curator of Education at the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum will be at the Rochester Hills Public Library to discuss Marshall Frederick’s work and life.
Fredericks is a gifted artist who has created works such as the iconic “Spirit of Detroit” located Downtown, “Freedom of the Human Spirit” in Birmingham, and “Man and the Expanding Universe” located outside the U.S. Department of State Headquarters in Washington D.C., among others. Many of Frederick’s statues were also created especially for children to enjoy, such as “Lion and Mouse” at the Eastland Center in Harper Woods, Michigan. The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, located at Saginaw Valley State University, houses over 2,000 objects that span the 70-year career of the Detroit-based artist.
“Fredericks created several public sculptures in Michigan, other states and countries during his impressive sculpting career,” said Ondish. “I’m proud to be able to share his story and legacy with those that are familiar with his work and those that might not have heard of him before. His lasting impact as an American Sculptor from Michigan is undeniable.”
“At the RHPL we celebrate art in all forms, we’re thrilled to have Andrea Ondish here to speak about the life and legacy of a sculptor as prolific as Marshall Fredericks,” said Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley.
The program is April 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. This program is geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Please register in advance at rhpl.org.
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