Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
June 11, 2014 11:37 a.m.

Susan Luery Photo courtesy of Stephan R. Leimburg
Susan Luery
Photo courtesy of Stephan R. Leimburg

The Amelia Island Fernandina Restoration Foundation is pleased to present the gifted artist Susan Luery who will talk about her latest sculpture, David Levy Yulee.  Due to overwhelming interest, her talk has been moved from the Amelia Island Museum of History to the Studio Stage of the Amelia Community Theatre, the Museum’s neighbor.  The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 11.  The event is free and open to the public.  The statue itself, located at the historic Centre Street train depot, will be unveiled tomorrow, Thursday, June 12, in a ceremony which begins at noon.

Susan Luery was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her gift for sculpting was refined in Carrara, Italy.  She is in the process of relocating her studio to South Florida from Massachusetts, where she has produced many fine works of art over the years.  She has received national and international recognition for her work.

Luery working on clay model o0f Babe Ruth statue
Luery working on clay model o0f Babe Ruth statue

Her figurative sculptures can be found in private, public and museum collections throughout the world. They include Naples Philharmonic Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Bermuda, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, and Oregon Ridge, the summer home for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Modeling George Washington as a young man
Modeling George Washington as a young man

But perhaps she is best known for her monumental sculptures such as “Babe’s Dream”, the 16-foot sculpture honoring George Herman “Babe” Ruth standing in front of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland; the “George Washington-Visionary” monumental sculpture at the historic site of Fort Cumberland; as well as unique and limited edition sculptures. “George Washington-Visionary” has been accepted into the Smithsonian Museum Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture.

The Amelia Island Fernandina Restoration gratefully acknowledges the support and cooperation of Amelia island Museum of History and the Amelia Community Theatre in making tonight’s event possible.


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