6:30 this Friday, June 8th, at the pedway just north of the movie theater, the Orson Welles sculpture will be dedicated.
The sculptor is Bobby Joe Scribner.
He lives in Woodstock and is a Professor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.
He made the sculpture after meeting Orson Welles’ mistress who was in Woodstock two years ago for a celebration of Orson Welles life.
She lives in Croatia and was his lover for the last 25 years of his life.
In a conversation with Bobby Joe, she commented that it’s a shame there was no statute of Orson Welles in his own country, while was one in Croatia .
Bobby Joe made the clay sculpture with no expectation.
As it turns out the Mural garden presented is the ideal opportunity and the thing is now cast in bronze. It will last for 100 years and more.
Bobby Joe donated the clay sculpture, but it cost over $10,000 to cast it in bronze.
It is a three-quarter life-size statue and a remarkable likeness of Welles.
We had it cast at “inBronze” foundry in Mt. Morris near Oregon Illinois.