Ullberg’s “Chub Cay Blue” Set for Installation, Dedication; 18-foot-tall, 3,000-pound Blue Marlin will be Installed at its Bahamian Home July 31, Dedicated August 4

June 23, 2011

xml:lang=”en” lang=”en” xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml”>

Ullberg’s “Chub Cay Blue” Set for Installation, Dedication; 18-foot-tall, 3,000-pound Blue Marlin will be Installed at its Bahamian Home July 31, Dedicated August 4

Chub Cay, Bahamas (PRWEB) July 28, 2006

Sculptor Kent Ullberg, widely recognized as one of the leading wildlife sculptors in the world, is set to install and dedicate his latest work, Chub Cay Blue. Installation is scheduled for July 31, 2006, and the sculpture will be dedicated, complete with a formal unveiling ceremony and attendance by Bahamian VIPs, on August 4.

Ullberg’s 18-foot-tall, 3,000-pound leaping marlin will be installed on a 15-foot pedestal at the new Chub Cay Harbor in the Bahamas, where it will be a landmark visible to ships at sea. Chub Cay is the southernmost of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas, 125 miles east of the Florida coast.

The piece was cast at Madd Castings in Berthoud, Colorado, and assembled by Ullberg and his crew at his Loveland, Colorado, studio. The piece took eight months to complete. Ullberg took measurements for the sculpture from a world-record 1,276-pound Pacific Blue Marlin caught off the Kona Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii.

Once completed, the sculpture was laid horizontally and packed for shipping to Port Everglades Harbor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was then loaded onto a World War II-type landing craft like that once used in Normandy for the Allied D-Day invasion. The landing craft was used since other vessels that can accommodate the sculpture can’t navigate the shallow water surrounding some of the Bahamian islands. The sculpture was taken over water to its final destination.

About Kent Ullberg

A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors. While he has done hundreds of works on a small scale, he is perhaps best known for the monumental works he has executed for museums and municipalities from Omaha, Nebraska to Cape Town, South Africa. His Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Omaha, Nebraska installations are the largest wildlife bronze compositions ever done, spanning several city blocks. Regardless of scale, he imbues all of his subjects with unparalleled vitality.

Ullberg is a member of a number of important art organizations that have honored him with prestigious awards. These include, in New York City, Allied Artists of America, the National Academy, the National Arts Club, the National Sculpture Society and the Society of Animal Artists. In 1990, his peers elected him a full academician to the National Academy, the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive one of the greatest tributes in American art. His memberships and awards outside New York include the American Society of Marine Artists, Ambler, Pennsylvania; and the National Academy of Western Art, Oklahoma City, which awarded him the Prix de West Award in 1998, the foremost award in western art. He is a major supporter of many wildlife conservation efforts.

Ullberg’s work can be found in major museums and corporate headquarters around the globe, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden; the National Gallery in Botswana, Africa; National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.; Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China; the Guildhall in London, and many more. His pieces can also be found in the private collections of world leaders and celebrities, including H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Jack Nicholson and Robert Wagner. For more information, call (970) 667-7809 or (361) 851-1600, email or visit http://www.kentullberg.net.

# # #


Vocus©Copyright 1997-, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

More Florida Marlins Press Releases

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,