BUFFALO, NY, October 23, 2015 — On Tuesday Oct. 27, in conjunction with the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Foundation, the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF) will dedicate its third sculptural art piece, a life-size rendition of Theodore Roosevelt at the Inaugural Site on Delaware Avenue at 5 p.m.
The statue measuring seven-and-one half feet tall was designed by the artist Antonio Tobias Mendez of Knoxville, Md. The project was approved by the National Parks Service and will stand as a reminder of the leadership of our country’s 26th President. The statue will represent the Spirit of Leadership within the BRF series of art sculptures.
Recognizing the importance the TR Site holds in the Western New York community, the BRF committed to assist the Site with the creation of the sculpture. The piece of art is the third of a five-part series that the BRF has committed to Western New York. The Spirit of Life sculpture sits on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the Spirit of Transportation piece is located on Swan Street in downtown Buffalo.
BRF founder and director Jake Schneider lauded the addition of the Roosevelt statue to the Spirit series as the “crowning touch to the great work that has taken place at one of Western New York’s best museums.”
The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, founded in 1981 as a 501(c)(3) organization, has a decades-old tradition of fostering programs and dialogue to improve the quality of life in Western New York.
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