First Lady Mary Pat Christie Unveils New Sculpture at Drumthwacket
- Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Donated piece showcases Jersey Pride
Trenton, NJ –
First Lady Mary Pat Christie today unveiled the latest addition to the Drumthwacket Foundation’s collection, a life-size bronze sculpture entitled “Between Appointments.” Created by world -renowned New Jersey born artist Seward Johnson, the statue depicts a businessman asleep on a park bench with a newspaper draped over his face.
“Whether it’s the arts, sports or the sciences, New Jersey is the proud home of some of the world’s most talented individuals in every discipline imaginable,” said Mrs. Christie. “I am so proud this sculpture, designed by the Garden State’s own Seward Johnson, will now grace the grounds of Drumthwacket for visitors to enjoy for many years to come. On behalf of the Foundation, I want to thank Gloria and Herbert Glatt of Fawn Hill Farm in Morristown for this generous gift of art, and for demonstrating real Jersey Pride.”
Seward Johnson is the founder of Grounds for Sculpture, an internationally recognized sculpture garden and museum in Hamilton, New Jersey. His realistic bronze creations portray ordinary people performing everyday tasks. “Between Appointments" was originally cast in 1986 in a limited edition of seven. The donated piece is casting number five, and dates from 1991.
Drumthwacket has been the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey since 1981. The Drumthwacket Foundation acts as preserver and curator of the house and grounds, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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