In honor of the Sam Hairston Celebration this weekend, renowned
international self-taught sculptor Ronald Scott McDowell will be at the “Meet the Players of the Negro League” Symposium at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Saturday October 16th at 2pm.
McDowell recently completed a painting of baseball legend Sam Hairston (1920-1997) and will present it to Hairstons family and descendants.
Be sure to stop by Saturday to meet McDowell and view the Hairston painting. The event is free and open to the public.
McDowell is a painter, a sculptor, a portraitist, a muralist, an illustrator, and a poet. He is well known for his ability to create life-like pictorials, which master the range of human emotions and capture the essence of the human spirit.
Commissioned by Mayor Arrington of the City of Birmingham, Alabama in 1996 to provide a rendition of the life-like experiences of the people of Birmingham during the 60’s, McDowell produced “The Salute to the Foot Soldiers” which is dedicated to those who led the march on Civil Rights under Dr. Martin Luther King.
In October of 2005, McDowell’s works were featured and presented to host, Robin Roberts, of “Good Morning America.” Other national unveilings of his sculptures include the “Phenomenal Woman,” which was presented by Oprah Winfrey to her mentor Maya Angelou, at the National Convention of the National Council of 100 Black Women.
Below is a video showcasing McDowell’s artistic skills. It was originally filmed on The Revealer Show, a weekly Cable Television show which aired on Sunday evenings in Tuskegee, Alabama.
To find out more about McDowell’s artwork visit http://mcdowellart.com.