Sculpture dedication Friday in Hudson

The Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce the dedication of the public sculpture, “Still I Rise” by Kris Perry, on Friday, October 19, 3:30-4:30pm. This public art sculpture has been recently installed on the grounds of the Galvan Armory; home to the library, the City of Hudson Senior Center and Perfect Ten After School. The sculptor Kris Perry, known for his large-scale metal sculptures, was inspired by the well-known poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou to create this bronze piece, which was purchased by the Galvan Foundation and stands out prominently in front of the former armory building.

The dedication will feature a reading of “Still I Rise” by a student from Perfect Ten, a Question & Answer with Kris Perry by Hudson City School District students facilitated by Bridget Smith, Literacy Specialist of MC Smith Elementary School, and Dan Kent, Vice President of Initiatives for the Galvan Foundation, as well as representatives from the library, the senior center and Perfect Ten will be on hand to speak. The Hudson Area Library Tween Council will be hosting the event, which will end with refreshments in the community room.

Kris Perry, born in Berkeley, Ca., studied under illustrator Charles Pyle, and attended California College of Art. A skilled craftsperson and metal fabricator, he has worked with David Best on large scale projects. His own creation, the much-heralded "Machines," combines industrial sound sculptures with live performance, and has been exhibited in a number of galleries and venues. These collaborations have included Tommy Stinson, Elvis Perkins, Brian Dewan, and others. Large-scale kinetic sculptures have been commissioned and exhibited across the country. His workshop is in Hudson, NY.

For more information email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518-828-1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. For more information visit hudsonarealibrary.org.

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