Archinect - News 2016-05-05T19:56:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina Justine Testado 2016-04-15T21:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/ls0615p0yt7z2q6j.jpg" width="514" height="717" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first statue commemorating landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted&nbsp;will make its public debut in time for Earth Day at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville next Friday, April 22.&nbsp;One would assume that Olmsted already has statues of himself in public parks across the U.S., considering that he is regarded as &ldquo;the Father of American Landscape Architecture&rdquo; and is the co-architect of New York City's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fiercely loved Central Park</a>, which he and Calvert Vaux were selected to design after winning a competition in 1858.</p><p>Finally achieving their long-time vision of building a statue of Olmsted, the Arboretum commissioned Philadelphia-based figurative sculptor <a href="http://www.zenosfrudakis.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zenos Frudakis</a> to design the 8-foot-tall bronze statue of Olmsted, who is portrayed holding an abstract topographic map. Frudakis spent the last two years working diligently to create a sculpture that embodies Olmsted's lasting significance in American landscape design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv6vqy8d9yabomfh.jpg"><br><em>Oil painting of Frederick Law Olmsted by John Singer Sargent, ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45468130/maya-lin-invites-and-challenges-visitors-to-her-website-to-help-improve-earth-s-well-being Maya Lin invites and challenges visitors to her website to help improve Earth's well-being Archinect 2012-04-18T19:46:00-04:00 >2012-04-18T19:49:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1lzorp65zymb0u8.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ms. Lin conceived "What Is Missing?" as the fifth, and last, of her memorial projects, which began with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1982.</p></em><br /><br /><p> If you're looking for something to do on Earth Day, consider a visit to <a href="http://www.whatismissing.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.whatismissing.net</a>, the site developed by noted artist and activist Maya Lin that launches its second stage Sunday.</p>