|Mark P. Williamson Stone Sculptor
Award-winning Sculptor Mark P. Williamson Donates “A New Peace” to 2004 A.W.A.R.E.
Luncheon in Dallas
Funds Raised Through Silent Auction Of Sculpture To Benefit Alzheimer’s Association
Michael Reagan, Son Of President Ronald Reagan, To Deliver Keynote Speech
Dallas, Texas – February 19, 2004 – Award-winning sculptor Mark P. Williamson today announced the donation of a large sculpture to the
Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Resources and Education (A.W.A.R.E.) luncheon and fund raiser being held in at the Wyndham Anatole
in Dallas, Texas on March 4, 2004.
“I am very pleased to be able to contribute a unique sculpture to such a worthy cause,” commented Williamson. “A.W.A.R.E. is making
important strides in helping Alzheimer’s patients and their families cope with the complexities of the disease. The funds raised from the sale of
my sculpture during the auction will directly benefit the 4.5 million Americans that are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their
The forty-pound sculpture, entitled “A New Peace”, is an Italian Bottichino beige marble with a Portuguese Rosso pink marble inset and black
“In creating the work, I incorporated soft tones and patterns to contrast sharply with the deep cuts in the marble that extend from forehead to
chin,” continued Williamson. “‘A New Peace’ is a metaphorical reference to the way we live and the often unexpected radical changes imposed
on our lives, a feeling that I believe families of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can directly relate to. The sculpture also captures a certain
spiritual and contemplative serenity.”
The 2004 A.W.A.R.E. fund raiser will honor the life and legacy of Trammell Crow, founder the Trammell Crow Company and the Wyndham
Hotel chain. It will also honor President Ronald Reagan, a longtime friend of Mr. Crow's. Additionally, the event will also recognize the work
of President Reagan's neurologist, Dr. Ron Peterson. This year's Keynote Speaker is Michael Reagan, son of President Reagan.
A.W.A.R.E. is a support organization of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter and shares the same purposes as the Chapter.
Proceeds from the annual luncheon and other projects help fund Alzheimer's education, research, support and guidance for the Alzheimer's
families in the Chapter's eleven county service area, and political advocacy for medical, social and financial needs of families.
For more information please visit http://www.alzdallas.org/development/aware.htm.
About Mark P. Williamson
A professional sculptor, Williamson has received multiple awards for sculpting since 1990. Most recently, a work of his placed first for
sculpture (a merit or second place overall) at the 28th annual national juried art competition in October 2003 at the Roseville Art Center near
Sacramento, CA. Williamson perfected his stone sculpting techniques while in residence in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1991, and studied under the
internationally renowned Spanish abstract sculptor, Xavier Corbero, in 2001. Williamson has ambitious plans to work with several alternative
materials in the creation of large installations, visionary abstractions, an incorporation of technology, and international collaborations.
Williamson's sculptures now sit in the collections of prominent socialites, business executives, and at the University of Texas at Austin.
Williamson is also represented by Media Contemporary Arts in London.
For more information please visit www.sculptormarkpwilliamson.com