Thursday, November 2

Jan Karon and the Chalmers Award

Tonight, in a special ceremony with a thousand of her fans in attendance, I will be privileged to give Jan Karon, the New York Times bestselling author of the Mitford series, the first Chalmers Cultural Vision Award. For the award itself, we commissioned Caleb Faires, a remarkably gifted sculptor, to create a beautiful original bronze. I was so wowed by the finished work that I just had to share it with you--as well as with Jan:


Just click on the image for a closer look at the sculpture. Isn't it wonderful?

I'll do my best to post some photos of the gala event sometime over the weekend--or at the latest, early this next week.

5 comments:

simplymama said...

What a beautiful piece of artwork! And what an honor for Jan Karon to be the first recipient of such a meaningful award with the legacy of Thomas Chalmers, a true reformer of culture.

Lawrence Underwood said...

An amazing work. And a worthy recipient.

Inkling said...

Caleb certainly sculpted a beautiful piece. Wow! Your Bannockburn alumni sure are stellar folks.

Dr. Knox said...

You always seem to do things first class. This is really a remarkable award--and given to a very remarkable writer.

Jen Rose said...

It is incredible. Will this same award be given annually? What will you do next year to top this?