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.