“Vulcans on Parade” Continues to Celebrate Birmingham’s History and Culture
Birmingham, Ala. — Next week, Vulcan Park and Museum’s Junior Leadership Board will reveal three new miniature Vulcan statues as a part of the “Vulcans on Parade” community art project. Mayor William Bell will be the guest speaker at the unveiling on Wednesday, November 9, at 10:00 a.m. on the City Overlook plaza at Vulcan Park and Museum. The event is open to the media and the public.
The “Vulcans on Parade” project began as a part of the 2015 Project Corporate Leadership class. The select group has since morphed into the new Junior Leadership Board of Vulcan Park and Museum in an effort to expand the project. By using a symbol that represents and unifies all of Birmingham, these painted miniature replicas of Vulcan continue to highlight Birmingham’s intriguing history and dynamic culture.
This second round of mini-Vulcans showcase the work of local artists including Melissa Shultz-Jones and Myrna Gates. Following the unveiling, the statues will be installed at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (sponsored by Protective Life) and Kinetic Communications, respectively. The third, sponsored by the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission and painted by artist Crystal Conner, will be shipped to the City of Liverpool, United Kingdom, as a part of the Sister City agreement established with them in 2015.
Local businesses, communities, or individuals who would like to get involved in the project can learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Morgan Berney, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Vulcan Park and Museum.