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Monday, September 28, 2009

Hill to Speak on Creation of SU's Harriet Tubman Sculpture October 7

SALISBURY, MD---The creation of Salisbury University’s new Harriet Tubman sculpture took Dr. Jim Hill of SU’s Art Department and 15 SU students and faculty emeriti some 1,500 hours to complete.

Hill shares his insights on the process during “Making the Harriet Tubman Sculpture,” part of the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series at noon Wednesday, October 7, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 156.

The sculpture believed to be the first commemorative three-dimensional likeness of Tubman on her native Eastern Shore. All work was done in house. During his talk, Hill explains the process of enlarging, modeling and mold-making, as well as the foundry work involved in creating the finished product.

"Like a phoenix, it was tested by fire and rose from the ashes--or dust in this case," Hill said.

Admission is free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call Dr. Keith Brower, Fulton School associate dean, at 410-543-6442, e-mail or visit the SU Web site at

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