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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bigger-than-life Barack

Posted By on Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 5:35 AM

Says here that a 20-foot sculpture of Barack Obama will be on display during the noon hour today at the Central High School National Historic Site.

You have been warned.


Little Rock, AR- The statue of President Obama will be displayed in Little Rock, AR at the National Park across from the historical landmark Central High School. The statue will be debuted to the public without charge for everyone to enjoy. Everyone should bring their cameras so that they can take pictures of or with the 20-foot bust of President Obama.

David Adickes is an internationally acclaimed artist. He is a wonderful painter, sculptor, musician and writer. His oils and sculptures are displayed in ten major art museums across America and in many countries, as well as private collections.

The President Obama statue is on its way to the Presidents Park in Deadwood, South Dakota for a 4th of July Celebration. Between, Saturday, June 6th and Independence Day, the larger-than-life bust will visit 30 cities in eight states.

In several cities, life-size busts will be auctioned for the homeless.

WHO:  David Adickes, Sculptor for The Presidential Park & Gardens at Waterlights District,        
      Dave Omsted, Presidents Park, Black Hills, South Dakota                                         

WHAT:         The President Obama Statue Unveiling                   
   Public display of the 7,000 pound, 20 foot statue of our 44th President 

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 9th 2009 from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M         
              (Followed by a stop at The Clinton Library)

WHERE:        National Park across from Historic Central High School
                         2021 Daisy Bates Dr. Little Rock, AR 72202

                                              (Followed by a stop at The Clinton Library)

President's Park, Deadwood, South Dakota
Opened in 2002, Presidents Park is a 20-acre sculpture garden in the Black Hills featuring incredible likenesses of all 42 of our Nations' Presidents (to that date) majestically standing 16 to 19 feet tall.The Park is an educational art experience for adults, families, and school groups. Each Presidential bust has a biographical panel and features state and national flags of their era.The Park is located just a few miles southwest of Lead off of US 85 on Deer Mountain Road, approximately 40 miles from Mt. Rushmore. 

            The Presidential Park & Gardens at WaterLights District, Houston, Texas
The Presidential Park & Gardens will be located in a beautiful, heavily wooded area between the WaterLights Grand Canal and Clear Creek on the southern border of the WaterLights District.  World renowned artist David Adickes is responsible for the creation of the sculptures found at The Presidential Park & Gardens.  Each sculpture will be at 20 feet tall, with seven which are four feet taller to represent the nation’s most influential presidents.  The taller sculptures include Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Wilson, TheodoreRoosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt.

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