Marion Barry statue to be unveiled in DC Saturday

On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. WUSA9 talked to the statue’s artist about his inspiration for the piece. Author: Stephanie Ramirez Published: 11:33 PM EST February 27, 2018 On Saturday, Washington D.C.’s leaders will unveil a statue of the late “Mayor for Life,” Marion Barry. The […]

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Mayor Barry Is Back

This time as a permanent 8-foot bronze statue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW TOM SHERWOOD FEB 26, 2018 11 AM If Marion Barry cut a larger-than-life figure in city politics for 50 years, get ready for his next act. Barry is back. Scores of critics will be inflamed anew, his supporters happy to see their old friend Boss Barry […]

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‘Mayor for Life’ Barry to be Memorialized in Bronze

February 21, 2018 Tatyana Hopkins – Washington Informer Contributing Writer Plans to memorialize Marion Barry Jr. began soon after he died at the age of 78 in November 2014. More than three years later, the “Mayor for Life” will rise again in the form of an eight-foot bronze statue to be placed outside of John A. […]

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry’s commemorative statue to debut March 3

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam   In November 2014, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. passed away at the age of 78, and since then, there have been plans to memorialize him with a statue. The $300,000, eight-foot-tall statue will be installed outside the John A. Wilson […]

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‘Excellence has no color’

Unlikely friendship forges after DC chooses white artist for Barry’s tribute The Washington Post Feb 4, 2018 WASHINGTON – When Cora Masters Barry met Steven Weitzman in 2016, she knew only two things about him. She knew that he was the artist selected by the city to create a bronze sculpture of her late husband, […]

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D.C.’s next monument could honor Marion Barry

By Paul Schwartzman November 7, 2017 Email the author As much as anything, D.C. is a city of magisterial memorials to the dead. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln — even Sonny Bono — are among the many who have inspired monuments of one form or another after drawing their final breaths. Now add Marion S. Barry Jr. — he of four mayoral terms, three […]

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D.C. Leaders Get First Look At Marion Barry Statue

Armando Trull The design for a new statue honoring D.C. former “mayor for life” Marion Barry was presented to city leaders last week. A friend of Barry’s was the model for the eight-foot clay mold, which will be cast into a larger-than-life bronze statue by artist Steven Weitzman. After it is cast and transported, the statue of […]

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Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue

Photos: A Peek At The Forthcoming Marion Barry Memorial Statue BY RACHEL KURZIUS IN NEWS ON OCT 30, 2017 4:35 PM The memorial statue of D.C. “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is one step closer to completion. Weitzman Studios in Maryland created a full-body 8 foot clay model of the former mayor, councilmember, and civil rights leader, who died in […]

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Marion Barry memorial statue, what to expect

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled March 2018 outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam  Oct 30, 2017, 9:55am EDT Marion “Mayor for Life” Barry is known for many things. He’s known for being elected mayor four times, his time in the D.C. Council, and a scandal that led to him being convicted of a […]

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Marion Barry memorial statue revealed in new photos

By Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOPOctober 27, 2017 8:44 am  WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 years after Marion Barry’s death, a bronze statue of the legendary former D.C. mayor is taking shape, and photos released this week provide a sneak peak at what the memorial will look like.Pictures from artists at Weitzman Studios in Maryland show a full-body clay model […]

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How Do You Build a Monument to Marion Barry?

 WRITTEN BY AMANDA WHITING | PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 24, 2017 If everything goes as planned, starting next March, visitors to the Wilson Building, DC’s city hall, will be greeted by an eight-foot bronze of former mayor Marion Barry waving outside. Maryland sculptor Steven Weitzman was awarded the job by a panel, selected through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, that included […]

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Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show. (Published Thursday, Apr 20, 2017) Original Source: NBC Washington

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Eight Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show.     http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Permanent-Tribute-For-Marion-_The-Mayor-For-Life_-Barry-Takes-Shape_Washington-DC-420022543.html

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D.C. Plans to Memorialize Mayor Marion Barry

by: Hamil Harris Special to the AFRO / (Photo by Rob Roberts) / March 9, 2017 The replica of a statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry — who was known as the city’s mayor for life — was unveiled at the John Wilson building on what would have been his 81st birthday. Mayor Muriel Bowser and […]

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Marion Barry’s 81st Birthday Celebration at the Wilson Building

Posted On : March 7th, 2017 | Updated On : March 7th, 2017 The event to commemorate the 81st birthday of DC Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, took place on March 6, 2017.   Guests included:  Cora Masters Barry, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Representative Franklin Garcia, Dominican Ambassador Elic Fernandez, Councilmembers, and many others.  At the event […]

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Marion Barry monument begins taking shape

  March 7, 2017 at 10:57 am EST | by Marvin Bowser A couple hundred people gathered Monday at the John A. Wilson Building to celebrate the anniversary of Marion Barry’s 81st birthday and to view early concepts of his monument. Dr. Janette Hoston Harris, the City Historian, led the program. Mayor Muriel Bowser reminded everyone […]

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Main Street Interchange Topic at Luncheon

O’Leary addressed the topic of construction along Interstate 35 at the Main Street intersection. The upgrade project, which will go as far south as the State Highway 9 interchange and north of the Indian Hills Road area, will be ongoing for at least six years. Currently under construction is the Main Street interchange. Known as […]

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