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2008 Visual Art Awards
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Bene Award
Processional cross

At Peace Processional Cross

Aluminum with bronze patina, hand-carved shaft
Weight: under 8 pounds

Location: St. Bernard Catholic Church, Bella Vista, AZ
Artist/Studio: Lynn Kircher / Kircher & Associates, Inc. 
Patineur:Jane Kircher
www.kirchersculpture.com
Carpenter: Don Schams
Artisan Fabricator: Erik Schenkeir & Lee West Studios

The corpus for this processional cross is cast from the original maquette of the life-sized sculpture entitled "At Peace"  (Bene 2004). At the request of Fr. Andy Smith the cross is styled after the papal cross.  Both are cast aluminum, with a patina to resemble bronze and weigh in at less than eight pounds. The shaft was crafted by parishioner Don Schams. 

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