9News segment on the 'Inauguration of History and Hope' Tour.
A KCAA 1050AM: The Kathleen Wells Show interview with Ed Dwight, who was initially approached to sculpt the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC. Why was the statue outsourced to China and what is all the controversy about?
You can listen here (there are a few minutes of commercials before the interview starts).
A BET segment about The Links Medal I was recently commissioned to sculpt. To learn more about The Links Incorporated please visit http://www.linksinc.org/.
Speaking at the International Underground Railroad (UGGR) Conference at UDM. The Conference was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the UGRR Memorial Bi-National Monuments, “Gateway to Freedom” (Detroit, MI) and the “Tower of Freedom” (Windsor, Ontario).
Interview on MSNBC regarding controversial Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.
Ed's childhood dream was to be an artist; however, his life experiences and passion for the arts have really shaped him into the prolific artist he is today. His innate ability to create life, breathe soul and mobility into his works, provides collectors with a unique and spectacular work that involves the viewer in the creative process. The "negative space" concept, which was developed by Ed early in his career, can be seen throughout his Jazz Series. This concept has been emulated by many artists and now is commonplace in the art universe. Today, Ed is moving into new areas, still creating new concepts in art, while continuing to enchant the public with his unique gift of story.
Interview on ABC 7News.
Ed has been inundated with public art projects throughout the country. His most active year was 2001, unveiling four major monuments including; the first Bi-National Monument dedicated to the International Underground Railroad Movement in Detroit, MI and Windsor, Canada. The African American History Monument on the Capitol Grounds in Columbia, SC and a memorial to George Washington Williams, the first Black legislator in the State of Ohio, installed in the State Capitol in Columbus, OH.
To date, Ed has created over 120 memorials, monuments and public art installations, as well as some 18,000 gallery level sculptures. Included is the largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, to date, installed in Denver, CO.
Iowa State University interview on Jack Trice Stadium Memorial.
Other major installations underway include: The National Monument to Cotton Picking and Sharecropping. This historical monument, which will include a museum & research center, will be installed in the historic town of Mound Bayou, MS, on the Mississippi Delta. The John Hope Franklin Memorial in Tulsa, OK, a tribute to the destruction of the Black Town of Greenwood, OK in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, where hundreds of Blacks were killed and the entire town burned to the ground. A memorial to Rosa Parks for the City of Grand Rapids, MI. The first sculpture of both Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King for Allentown, PA. A second memorial to Dr. Benjamin Mays, near the City of Charleston. A monument to the great activist Denmark Vesey for the City of Charleston, SC . . . among others.
ED DWIGHT IS TRULY A RENAISSANCE MAN