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MEDIA ALERT: ARKANSAS PBS OFFERS INTERVIEWS WITH SCULPTOR, PRODUCER FOR NEW DOCUMENTARY
Posted 22 Apr 2022
MEDIA ALERT: ARKANSAS PBS OFFERS INTERVIEWS
WITH SCULPTOR, PRODUCER FOR NEW DOCUMENTARY
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Nationally-recognized sculptor Benjamin Victor will be in Little Rock April 25-29 working on the sculpture of Daisy Gatson Bates to represent Arkansas in Statuary Hall. He will be featured in an upcoming Arkansas PBS documentary that will shine a light on the selection, creation and installation of the two newest statues bound for Washington, D.C., and is available for interviews during this time.
Arkansas PBS will be filming portions of the documentary during his visit and welcomes interviews with Victor and producers during this time. Arkansas PBS will document the selection, creation and installation process of the state’s new works for Statuary Hall; illuminate the lives of Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash as worthy subjects for this honor; and reflect the creative process of the artists commissioned to create these sculptures.
Any media interested in scheduling an interview should contact Tiffany Head, firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Work on the sculpture of Daisy Gatson Bates and filming of documentary.
When: Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29, by appointment.
Where: Windgate Center of Art + Design on the campus of UA Little Rock, 2801 South University Avenue, Little Rock
· Benjamin Victor of Boise, Idaho, nationally-recognized sculptor commissioned to sculpt Daisy Gatson Bates
· Nathan Willis, award-winning filmmaker producing the documentary
· Arkansas PBS Production and Leadership Staff
About the documentary
For more than a century, each state has been permitted to display two statues in the U.S. Capitol that recognize remarkable individuals whose achievements reflect and contribute to the collective identity of the United States. An upcoming documentary from Arkansas PBS and award-winning filmmaker Nathan Willis will shine a light on the selection, creation and installation of the two newest statues of Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash that will represent the State of Arkansas.