INFORMATION ABOUT ED DWIGHT
Mr. Dwight is a man of many outstanding accomplishments which include:
former Air Force
African American Astronaut Trainee
real estate developer
He can best be described as embracing all aspects of the true "renaissance man".
At first glance, it should be noted that Mr. Dwight has been extremely successful in many areas throughout the years.
However, for the last twenty-five years he has focused creative attention in the areas of fine art and sculpture projects. His first serious artistic undertaking began with a commission to create a sculpture
in 1976. Since that time, he has become “one of the most prolific and insightful sculptors in America.”
George Brown, Colorado's first Black Lt. Governor was the subject of his first commission. As
a direct consequence of the artistic impact of his first project, the Colorado Centennial Commission soon commissioned Mr.
Dwight to create a series of bronzes entitled "Black Frontier Spirit in the American
West". This series of fine sculptures depicted the contributions African
Americans made to the opening of the American West.
As you are well aware, very few facts were written about the Black pioneers,
explorers, trappers, farmers or soldiers. Mr. Dwight, using his unique artistic style and skills, has opened the minds of numerous viewers
to the heretofore forgotten history of the American West. The series of 30 bronzes was on exhibit for several years throughout
the U.S., and gained wide acceptance and critical acclaim. Accordingly, he has
been inundated with public art projects throughout the country.
In 2001, he unveiled four major monuments including the first Bi-National Monuments in Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada. This project was dedicated to the International
Underground Railroad Movement. Other projects for which he is noted is the African American History Monument on the Capitol
Grounds in Columbia, South Carolina, and a memorial to George Washington Williams, the first Black legislator in Ohio. The
Williams monument was installed in the State Capitol in Columbus, OH.
For more information, visit www.eddwight.com/about_eddwight/index.htm.
We sincerely believe that a project such as the one that we are proposing
would be greatly beneficial for the economy of Tucson while simultaneously
honoring those brave Americans who protected and served for so many years on the western frontiers of our great nation.