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Press Release 6/7/2024

 

(Kent, Connecticut) – Sabin Howard is the sculptor of A Soldier’s Journey, the sculptural heart of the National WWI Memorial to be installed in Washington DC in September, 2024. Kent Memorial Library and the Kent American Legion, Post 153, invites the community to meet the local sculptor and hear about his process on Saturday, July 6th at 7 p.m. The program will take place at the Kent Community House at 93 North Main Street in Kent, CT.

 

After 72,000 hours of working from life models in the studio, Sabin designed and created the hero’s journey that memorializes the courage and sacrifice of our veterans in WWI, and in all wars, in A Soldier’s Journey. Sabin grew up in New York City and in Torino, Italy. He studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. For twenty years, he taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been elected to the board of the National Sculpture Society. He has received numerous commissions and has showed his work at more than fifty solo and group shows. He has created an illustrious body of work, including three heroic scale pieces, HERMES, APHRODITE, and APOLLO, as well as many smaller pieces. His works are owned by museums and private collectors all over the world, and they have been favorably reviewed by USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Epoch Times, American Artist, Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Collector, and The New Criterion, as well as many other journals internationally.

 

This program is co-sponsored by DAR, Roger Sherman Chapter, Kent Art Association and Kent Historical Society. For questions please contact the Library.

 

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Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761. Visit kentmemoriallibrary.org for more information.