Howard Theatre Topper by Sean Hennessey

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The Washington DC Howard Theatre restoration is a big story being covered by all. With good reason – the historic performing arts venue has new life and the building is topped with a sculpture by Brower Hatcher and Mid-Ocean Studios that included work by DC artist Sean Hennessey (click HERE to jump to WGS posting about the process Sean used to create the trumpet of the ” Jazz Man”.)


Sean Hennessey – The master caster.

Sean made two cast concrete-and-glass trumpets; one for the outdoor sculpture, one for the lobby of the refurbished theatre.


Here are some shots from the topping out of the building with the new sculpture finial:



It has been said that any artwork that requires a crane to install is automatically awesome – I agree!

Over 2,000 visitors attended the opening ceremony, and later in the day, Sean was on NPR radio talking about the work. Congrats to Sean, Brower, Mid-Ocean Studios and all involved in the theatre renovation!

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