Redline Metals, a metals recycler headquartered in Lombard, Illinois, recently presented One Of A Kind commemorative art to Founder Cynthia Wong-Williams on the 25th anniversary. Cindy started Redline as the second woman-owned Scrap Dealer. The company is still one of only a few scrap companies owned by women.
Lawrence Romorini recently collaborated with Sandy Spring Bank, headquartered in Olney, Maryland since 1868, to commemorate their sesquicentennial with One Of A Kind 3-dimensional art. This retrospective of SSB’s first 150 years is a showcase of memorabilia that reflects their Quaker roots, leaders, growth, services, accomplishments and commitment to their customers. In true democratic spirit, the new savings institution opened its doors to every member of the community, rich and poor, black and white, male and female alike.
Last night we were fortunate to attend the Newseum’s reception and program “1776-Breaking News: Independence” in Washington, DC. Featured was a 240-year old edition of The Pennsylvania Evening Post, the first to publish the newly adopted Declaration of Independence. This rare newspaper is on loan to the Newseum from David Rubenstein, business leader, philanthropist and co-founder of The Carlyle Group. (more…)
On this day in history, June 6, in 2002, the Wye Oak, the honorary state tree of Maryland, fell during a severe thunderstorm. It was believed to be over 460 years old and the largest White Oak in the United States. The remarkable tree measured 31 feet 10 inches around, 96 feet high, with branches spreading over 119 feet.
The state of Maryland collected the wood, and awarded it to a number of woodworkers and artists to commemorate the tree and its history. Artist Lawrence Romorini was one of the fortunate few to receive a branch from the tree. (more…)
For 10 years, we have been most fortunate to collaborate with American Society of Civil Engineers’ Executive Director Patrick Natale on extraordinary and inspiring 3-dimensional commemorative art. His leadership, accomplishments and attention to detail are indeed One Of A Kind!
Lawrence and I attended a reception this week honoring Pat’s retirement—a bittersweet occasion—made exciting by the fact that the next day, Pat would be presented with his own ASCE 3-dimensional collage at an ASCE staff tribute. (more…)
December 1st marks World AIDS Day, and each year it brings back memories of one of the last times the AIDS Quilt (The Names Project) was shown as a complete piece on 10/1992. It drew thousands of people to the National Mall in Washington to experience this memorial to those who had died from AIDS and help people to understand the disease’s overwhelming impact. (more…)
Lawrence and I had the pleasure of attending Wednesday’s grand opening of award-winning photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ The Boomer List exhibit at the Newseum. The discussion panel included moderator Jeffrey Brown of PBS NewsHour, environmentalist Erin Brockovich, actress Kim Cattrall, and historian Julieanna Richardson, who talked with the photographer about the unique experience of being involved in this project and the memories it evoked. (more…)
Lake Wobegon visited the Bethesda, MD Barnes and Noble this weekend. And a longtime fan and fellow English major was delighted to meet Garrison Keillor, a most gifted national treasure. Check out his latest book, The Keillor Reader. (more…)
With the 30th Anniversary of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on May 19, we think again of “Remembrance”, the 3-dimensional artwork that Lawrence created 21 years ago to commemorate The Names Project and help people living with AIDS. It was the last time the AIDS Quilt was displayed on the Washington, DC mall in its entirety. (more…)
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