David Christian To Speak At Patriotic Art Exhibit

Internationally renowned Tinicum artist, sculptor and patriot Gregory Marra will showcase his love of American history with a Patriotic Art Exhibition 6:30-9:30- p.m.,  Friday, Nov. 4,  at the Historic Moland House, 1641 Old York Road, Hartsville, PA.  The show will feature historical sculptures and drawings of Bucks County’s original inhabitants, the Lenape Indians, drawings of Marra’s proposals for statuary in Bucks County, as well as continental military sculptures from 1776-1777.  A quarter of the evening’s art sales will help fund the bronze statue of the Marquis de Lafayette that Marra is creating for the Historic Moland House.
Marra’s vision is for the Lafayette statue to be the first in a “Revolutionary War Trail” of statues throughout Bucks County, to honor people, places and events of historic significance. Says Marra, “These statues are of national importance and should not be taken lightly.  Now is our chance to honor historic events properly to show the world how patriotic Bucks County and Pennsylvanians are.”  Marra believes that the Revolutionary War Trail will be a boon to Bucks County tourism, while preserving the area’s unique and precious national history.
Other projects that Marra has in the works include a Mourning George Washington in Reflection - a statue of the general with his horse by his side, to be sculpted for the entrance to the Washington Crossing Veterans Cemetery. This project is currently awaiting approval by the Veteran’s Administration.  Marra is also working on plans for a Washington Crossing bronze tribute and a Frank Buckles Monument in Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Buckles, the last doughboy of WWI, died earlier this year.  Marra promised Buckles on his deathbed that he would find a way to honor Buckles and his fellow soldiers so they would never be forgotten.
The Patriotic Art Exhibition will feature guest speaker David A. Christian, America’s youngest and most decorated officer of the Vietnam War.  Christian is a longtime friend and supporter of Marra’s work.  Admission is $5 per person and reservations are required.  Donations to the Lafayette statue fund are most welcome at the art exhibition or can be sent by check payable to Warwick Township Historical Society to P.O. Box 107, Jamison, PA  18929.

Reservations to the exhibit can be made  by contacting Mr. Marra at 610-294-8658 or gwmarra@gmail.com


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