Embracing Peace stands tall in Belgium

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The installation crew from the Seward Johnson Atelier arrived in Bastogne, Belgium and installed the 20-foot tall Embracing Peace “kiss” sculpture, on October 5th at the Bastogne War Museum.
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5-6600 Bastonge Belgium
Oct 5, 2016 – April 5, 2017

“Embracing Peace” in Normandy, France (Memorial de Caen) – Closing October 2nd







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The exhibition of the monumental-scale sculpture “Embracing Peace” in Normandy, France (Memorial de Caen) will be closing October 2nd. The sculpture has been enjoyed by thousands, and has been a moving and profound synergy of art and location. The piece now moves on to its next showing in Belgium.

Sculptures Arrive in Spring Lake, New Jersey




Installation in Spring Lake, New Jersey took place this week!  Come see the show, now thru Jan. 2, 2017.

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Return Visit is Restored for Gettysburg, PA

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Abraham Lincoln and the modern man, a Seward Johnson sculpture commissioned for Gettysburg, PA, received a complete restoration this week. Titled “Return Visit,” the sculpture features the former President exploring The Gettysburg Address with a contemporary man. Enjoy pictures of the process here!

It shows President Lincoln pointing to the bedroom in the Wills House where he put the finishing touches on the Gettysburg Address before delivering the short speech at the dedication of The Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863.

Annual Mayors Conference hosted in Carmel, IN

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Revelers enjoy the bronze sculpture “Beautiful Riff” by Seward Johnson which portrays three jazz greats at the events of the Annual Mayors Conference in Carmel, Indiana. The background shows Carmel’s Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. The sculpture features depictions of Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden and Sidney Bechet and will ultimately include a drum set, standing bass and a piano with the incomparable Hoagy Carmichael.

Rolls-Royce Gathering – Biltmore Estate – Asheville, NC































Johnson sculptures were invited to join the gathering of all Rolls Royce owners of North America at the lush and gracious Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  A sea of VIPs and guests enjoyed the astounding collection of cars and the hospitality of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club, hosted by St. James’s House, London.

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If you are traveling to France: “A Thought to Consider” and “Family Secret” (shown here) have been installed as part of an exhibition in Paris at The Musée Fournaise, in the Hameau Fournaise on the island Ile des Impressionnistes in the Seine.  Sculptures will be on view at the Ville de Chatou through November 2016.

Lifescale Embracing Peace in NJ for the Summer

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The Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ exhibits Johnson’s lifescale Embracing Peace sculpture for the summer months.

In the artist’s words:

“With this work, I wanted to evoke a time of unity. The moment captured in the embrace of these two strangers encapsulates the spirit of having fought a successful campaign defending our values, and celebrates the expression of sheer joy at the homecoming.” Seward Johnson

Memorial Day, Battery Park in NYC

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The Embracing Peace sculpture arrived in Battery Park for a ceremony before it went south to be in Washington DC’s Memorial Day parade.  A shout out to the Spirit of 45 group and all that they do to honor troops past and present.

Exhibit on the Riverfront in Saginaw, MI

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If you’re down at the Riverfront this spring/summer, you may find yourself experiencing a double-take as a window-washer seemingly frozen in time, catches your eye. You’d be waiting for him to pull his squeegee down the glass pane, but since he is bronze you have to have a lot of patience.  Or you might marvel at the graceful, suspended stride of a runner, or read a picture book over a little girl’s shoulder.  You may have the sense that you have slipped back in time if you pass a classic couple from the 1800’s in front of the Castle Museum; he in a top hat and she wearing a demure veil.

Over twenty pieces make up this exhibition of lifelike bronze sculptures that will be installed in mid-May, and will remain in Saginaw through September.  The “Art and About” display, sponsored by many local businesses and organizations, is coordinated by the Saginaw Riverfront Development Commission.

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