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The Public Art of Sculptor Emilius Ciampa
Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pmFree
Sculptor Emilius Ciampa (1896-1996) was born in Italy and grew up in the North End of Boston. After serving in World War I, Ciampa embarked on a successful career as a sculptor. Many of his biggest projects were commissioned for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston.
Ciampa also sculpted two monuments for Medford’s Oak Grove Cemetery – “Supreme Sacrifice” (WWI) and “Angel of Victory and Peace” (WWII), City Hall’s bust of Mayor Samuel Crocker Lawrence, and Chevalier Theatre’s plaques commemorating WWI flying ace Godfrey Chevalier.
Local historian Dee Morris will talk about the life and work of this Medford original who lived in Medford from the 1920s to the 1950s.
This event is part of Arts Across Medford, a month-long festival curated by CACHE.
An exhibit of images of Ciampa’s works will be on display in the library gallery throughout October.