Ok, for the third Sunday in September, we'll be doing another landmark. This time, we'll be going to the Fountain of Eternal Life
. This sculpture was created by the artist Marshall Fredricks to commemorate the veterans from Cleveland who were casualties of WWII and the Korean War. The basin of the fountain is inscribed with the names of these veterans, and there's a central figure rising from the basin's center.
According to the Greater Cleveland Veteran's Memorial Site, Fredricks describes the figure:
"This Figure expresses the main theme of the Fountain, namely, the spirit of mankind rising out of the encircling flames of war, pestilence, and the destructive elements of life, reaching and ascending to a new understanding of life. Man rising above death, reaching upward to his God and toward Peace."
In addition to the fountain, the neighboring buildings are good examples of 1920's era neoclassical architechture, so there is a lot of really gorgeous stonework that is also interesting to draw.
A map to the location is given here:Fountain of Eternal Life, near the intersection of NE St. Clair and E. Mall Drive
. Parking is available along the street at the meters, which are free on weekends.
This is not a good wet-weather site, so use your better judgement in regards to the weather. However, the weather is predicted to be really nice, with a low chance of rain and only partially cloudy, so it should be a great day for drawing outside.
Again, if anyone wants to join me for coffee, I'll be at the W9th Phoenix Cafe before the event. Otherwise, we'll meet at the drawing site at 9. I'll be the lady in the blue t-shirt, and I will be waiting by the main figure (the green statue.)
This will be the next to last event for the season. We'll extend the summer for another week by having the final event on 9/27, and then go into semi-hibernation until next summer. Next week, we'll post more information on how to keep updated about our future events, and references to other drawing opportunities in Cleveland.
As a reminder, we'll post the next week's drawing site each Tuesday, and the photolog will be updated then as well. If you'd like to have your sketches added, please email me at percolatedinkatgmaildotcom, and I'll send an invite to the Flickr group.
Hope to see you on Sunday,