Artist to visit OHS March 27
by Matt Kargol – OHS Art
I wanted to let everyone know about a very special opportunity that is coming to Oskaloosa High School on Wednesday March 27. Benjamin Victor is a sculptor from Aberdeen, South Dakota who has been selected to create a sculpture of Norman Borlaug for the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.
Each state can display two sculptures in the Capitol. The Borlaug statue will replace one of former senator and Interior Department secretary James Harlan. The Harlan statue will return to Iowa.
Borlaug, a Cresco native, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his role in combating world hunger. He died in 2009 at age 95.
The statue committee is raising money for the sculpture, set to be installed at the Capitol by March 25, 2014, the 100th anniversary of Borlaug’s birth.
This is a great opportunity for our students and community to meet and learn from a world class artist. The community is also invited to share in this unique opportunity by attending. Ben will be visiting in the OHS Art rooms from 9-11A. M. and 12-2:00P. M.
More information about Ben can be found on his website www.benvictor.com