Glenside resident’s latest sculptures to be featured at Elmwood Park Zoo in June

Zenos Frudakis, a resident of Glenside and a renowned sculptor, will be unveiling his latest larger-than-life pieces at the Norristown-based Elmwood Park Zoo next month.

The zoo’s multi-million dollar renovations, which include a new Welcome Center and Veterinary Health Center, are expected to open on June 27, 6ABC reported. Four sculpturesa buck, fawn, doe, and jaguarby Frudakis will be adjacent to a fountain at the center of the plaza.

Frudakis, also known as “The Monument Man”, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Fine Art program and created the controversial Frank Rizzo statue at the City of Philadelphia’s Municipal Services Building.

He has also created bronze statues for The United States Air Force Memorial Honor Guard, and of historical figures such as Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John D. MacArthur, Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill, as well as contemporary figures like Sandy Tatum, Michael Kahn and Jack Nicklaus.

From his website:

Zenos Frudakis has spent the last fifty years sculpting life out of bronze, aiming to capture the likeness and spirit of his subjects, and to shine a light on those who have helped foster change in the world. Zenos is recognized for his public monuments, portrait statues, busts and figurative sculptures. Freedom, his best known work, has become an Internet icon, inspiring many in their quest to break free from boundaries. Zenos’ sculpture Freedom has been listed in The Top Ten: Public Art by The Independent.

6ABC’s video coverage can be found below:

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