The patina is complete and the bronze is ready for installation. We have decided not to show the final photos until after the dedication of the bronze sculpture “Everybody Welcome” on Saturday, October 26, 2019. I will post all the photos and video of the process of patination after the dedication so please check back for blog post #56 showing the process and blog post #57 which will have photos of the dedication for those who can’t make it to Colorado Springs.

The address is 190 South Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 and the event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 26th, in Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center in downtown Colorado Springs. The dedication will be followed by a free music festival for the public in Studio Bee. Here is the schedule of events:

Dedication Ceremony

9:30AM Colorado Springs Conservatory Jazz Ensemble will perform as guests arrive
10:00AM Dedication Ceremony begins in Studio Bee

  • Everybody Welcome–Kay Esmiol
  • National Anthem–Kate Johnson
  • Remarks by John Suthers, Mayor of Colorado Springs
  • Remarks by Longinos Gonzalez, Vice Chair of El Paso County Commissioners
  • Sculpting a Legend–Lori Kiplinger Pandy, Sculptor
  • Fannie Mae’s Historic Significance–RMPBS Producer/Director Kate Perdoni
  • Lessons from a Legend–Dr. Regina Lewis, PPCC professor
  • Introduction of the FMD Statue Steering Committee Members
  • Fannie Mae’s Family–Claudean Bragg-Brooks, Fannie Mae’s niece
  • America the Beautiful–USAFA Cadet Gospel Choir

Music Festival

10:30AM-2:00PM inside Studio Bee, immediately following the Dedication Ceremony
Performances in the following order by:

  • Coronado High School Jazz Band
  • Triple Play
  • Tidal Breeze
  • Tony Exum, Jr. with Stephen Watts of Dotsero


Fannie Mae Duncan Statue Committee:
Kathleen Esmiol, Judy Casey, Pam Marsh, Sharyn Markus, Cindy Walsh. Claudean Bragg-Brooks (Fannie Mae’s niece), and Lou Mellini

Dedication Committee members:
Laura Davis, Jean Feist, Shirley Martinez, Terri Pederson, Peggy Shivers, Linda Weise and also the Fannie Mae Duncan Statue Committee members

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