FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2018
Contact: Yvonne Bendross
Office: (305) 474-4692
Cellular: (786) 208-7209
FMU to Hold Dedication and Unveiling of “Sacred Woman” Sculpture
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Florida Memorial University will hold a dedication and unveiling ceremony of the sculpture “Sacred Woman”, Friday March 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Student Services Courtyard.
Created by renowned Bahamian artist and sculptor Antonius Roberts, the historical sculpture represents one of several beautiful dancing women, born out of the artist’s deep-seated respect for the sanctity and significance of trees and forests. The mounted sculpture will be edition number one of twelve pieces. This is a significant project for FMU and a collaborative effort between Florida Memorial University and the Consul General of the Bahamas.
The beautiful “Sacred Woman” sculpture represents triumph, hope, determination and a vision to help conserve Bahamian heritage. The sculpture unveiling is dedicated in memory of Robert’s mother, Coconut Grove’s first black female immigrant Mariah Brown, and other women who shaped the community of South Florida. As a tribute to Mariah Brown, City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, has provided a very generous scholarship contribution for a deserving FMU female student.
For more information regarding the unveiling, please contact Florida Memorial University’s Office of Hospitality Services and Scheduling at (305) 474-4692 or (786) 208-7209.
Florida Memorial University is located at 15800 NW 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens, FL. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to award baccalaureate and master degrees. The University is under the leadership of Interim President Dr. Castell V. Bryant and is South Florida’s only HBCU.
For additional information on Florida Memorial University, please call (305) 626-3600 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.