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Cape Gazette Lewes artist creates to honor football greats Lewes artist Kristen Visbal is busy with a new commission for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This new collection of works will consist of nine larger-than- life figures - eight hall of fame football coaches and Tom Van Voorhis, a pioneer of collegiate intramural athletics in America who taught, coached and was an athletic administrator at the uni- versity. Miami University, called the Cradle of Coaches, is home to a strange phenomenon: an un- usual number of the top football coaches in American football re- ceived training and coaching de- grees there. The eight Miami graduates to be honored and their teams are Paul Dietzel of Louisiana State University;, Carm Cozz; Ara Parseghian, Notre Schembechler, Univer: Michigan; John Pont, Il University; Weeb York lets/Baltimore "Red" Blaik, West Point; Brown, Browns/Cincinnati The sculptures will veiled beginning in fall Visbal grew up in Md., and moved Shore in 1988. She art from sity in Salisbury, led lost wax casting years at the Johnson casting foundry in NJ., before establishing a modeling studio on Valley Vineyards Lewes, in 1999. She is lotte Dunwiddie Me1 Award for a realistic so through the Pen And Bru,. as well as the gold medal or at the National Art, both of New York City. R tion has also been award bal in Louisiana and Flori, Visbal was a frequent pant of the former .annual green Gardens Sculptm Curator's Auction in M LEWES ATIST K$TF. VISSAL is shown in her studio with the clay mod- el for a bronze statue of Tom Van Voorhis, a longtime coach, physical ed- ucation instructor and athletic admin- istrator for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The statue of Van Voorhis will be placed at the entrance of the universi- ty's Cradle of Coaches Plaza. dpture h Club )fhon: club cogni- d Vis- ta. artici- Brook- e Park lrrell's Inlet, S.C. and Her work h B been exhibited at the Lincoln enter, The Pen and Brush Club, lhe Na- tional Sculpture Society nd the National Arts Club in Nev York City, as well as the Symposium for the Preservation and ] liology of Sea Turtles in Orland o, Fla.; Woodburn Governor's 1V ansion in Dover; Easton Waterfo tival in Easton, Md.; a Ward Wildfowl Museum isbury, Md. Visbal is-a n of the National Sculptur ety, Catharine Lorillard A_rts Club, Pen and Brusl Allied Artists Of Ameri the International Associ Monumental Sculptures t M Fes- ad the in Sal- ,ember Soci- Wolfe 1 Club, ca and tion of .vents. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 4 - MONDAY. SEPTEMBER Z 2009 103 TO STEAK HOUSE & SUSHI BAR CELEBRATE Tn VOTED BE.qT STEAKHOUBE & SUSHI BAR BY DE TODAY '06, '07 & 'OB "BEGINNER'S WATERCOLOR Classes STARTING in September 2009 at Fleur-de-Lis Studio in Lewes NO PRIOR DRAWING or PAINTING SKILl REQUIRED Monday Afternoon Classes Start Sept. 28" 1:15 - 3:45 Pr or Tuesday Evening Classes Start Sept. 29 'h 6:30 - 9:00 Join Elizabeth Collard as she teaches these 8-week comprehensive learn ALL the basics: various watercolor techniques, and how to use them, color theory, design and compositional elem everything else you need to know to be able to paint watercolors Student Supply package for sale during 1st class. Give yourself or a loved one the Gift of Art... Gift Register TODAY! Call 30 Class size is limited to 10 students. Course Fee: =120 for twenty hours of instruction. Intermediate Watercolor Classes also available for students with prior experience. FRXDAY NIGHT ALL-YOU,-,CAN4/AT SNOI/V C{A LEGS Limited Time ! 8701 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-644-2688 ASK [IS ABO[IT O[IR BANQUET FACILITIES & GIFT CERTIFICATES