How‚Äôs that DuPont memorial statue project progressing? For those who‚Äôve been following the progress on the monument project in the South Sound area, there‚Äôs a segment about the statue showing on cable TV during November.
Beginning Saturday and continuing through the end of the month, viewers can watch “My Hometown” and visually tour the art studio of Key Peninsula sculptor, Dr. John Jewell.
Since retiring in the mid-90s from the Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1, where he was principal of Saltar‚Äôs Point Elementary School, Dr. Jewell has focused his talents on creating a variety of bronze sculptures around the state, many of which focus on educational themes.
His latest project, a memorial to an early Puget Sound teacher, Chloe Aurelia Clark, is scheduled to be dedicated at DuPont next July at Chloe Clark Elementary School.
Dr. Jewell‚Äôs sculptures of Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Sgt. John Ordway were placed in 2005 at Ft. Lewis as part of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial celebration.
A tour of Jewell‚Äôs studio is part of My Hometown series producer Dorothy Wilhelm‚Äôs regional program that focuses on a day spent on the Key Peninsula. Dr. Jewell talks about the sculpting process and what is involved in creating the larger-than-life size replica of a mid-19th century woman. Clark is described in historical records as “being four feet of greatness.”
The Key Peninsula program is shown at the following times:
Comcast Channel 76
Monday, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Thursday, 5:00 PM
Friday, 6:30 PM
Saturday, 10:30 PM
For additional information about the statue project visit www.chloeclarkstatue.com.