140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

French Artist Gift to SHC-Northern California

Touched by a personal experience and inspired by the Shriners Hospitals for Children's pediatric burn program, French artist Jean-Pierre Rives has designed an original sculpture to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. The work, titled Jasper’s Gift, is a playful, double-loop sculpture created in honor of Rives’ son Jasper , who sustained a serious scald burn as an infant.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children— Northern California invites the community to meet the artist and his son Jasper, now five years old, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, at a special reception at the hospital located at 2425 Stockton Blvd., in Sacramento.

Suggested donation is $100. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Alan S. Anderson, Director of Development at (916) 453-2008 or asanderson@shrinenet.org.

Jasper’s Gift will be installed in Sacramento and will become a part of the community’s sculptural art collection. Individuals and businesses contributing $1,000 or more to the hospital for Jasper’s Gift will be permanently honored on the base of the sculpture. The individual or business making the largest contribution above $10,000 enjoys the privilege of selecting the permanent location for the public piece of art.

About Jean-Pierre Rives
Generally regarded as France’s most famous rugby captain, Jean-Pierre Rives also has earned the title of internationally acclaimed sculptor. His art pieces have been showcased around the world, including the prestigious Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris. Rives recently was invited to the United States to exhibit sculptures for the Golden Globes awards show in Los Angeles. For more information about the artist, visit www.jeanpierrerives.com.

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