The Philadelphia Inquirer spotlighted the dedication of Keys To Community with two photos ("Cast as a Foremost Philadelphian," 6 Oct 07). (Read the photographer's blog post about getting the shots.) The Associated Press put out several photos as well (6 Oct 07), while KYW 1060 (5 Oct 07) and The Bulletin (9 Oct 07) ran stories. Art critic Glenn Weiss used the sculpture to buttress a defense of Philadelphia's public art (12 Nov 07).
Phillyist and Metroblogging Philadelphia touted the post-dedication First Friday reception (5 Oct 07). Uwishunu.com interviewed James (3 Oct 07) and covered the dedication. Others mentioned it in advance, including Philebrity (12 Sept 07), Mid Atlantic Art News (13 Sept 07), and the Old City District (26 Sept 07). Philadelphia Style magazine listed the unveiling as a "Featured Event." (27 Sept 07)
The Inquirer story about the 2006 POST weekend had this to say: "Since it was commissioned by the city in 2003, a 9-foot-tall bust of Benjamin Franklin has been slowly taking shape under the careful hands of sculptor James Peniston, 32. Soon it will be cast in bronze, and planted at Fourth and Arch." ("Come On In To Art," 6 October 2006).
And here's what the University City Historical Society wrote about the project (PDF; see page 2).
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