The Sculpture of the Greek Immigrant!
In Montreal… a city that welcomed the Greek immigrants, and every immigrant, with open arms, offering them new horizons and opportunities …
The Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal and the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal combine their efforts to offer the “Sculpture of the Immigrant,” an emblematic creation by renowned contemporary Greek sculptor, George Houliaras, as a gift to the City for its 375th anniversary.
In a brief note, Giorgos Houliaras writes:
“I am sending you a sketch of the “Sculpture of the Immigrant.” The idea is replete with symbolism, that of a family of newly arrived immigrants, suitcases in hand. It is a compact Greek family and depicts the individuals resting on one another and going through a gate symbolising their passage to the New World.”
The public sculpture, measuring 3 metres high and made of a bronze composite, will be placed in the highly visible, small triangular park at the intersection of Park Avenue and Jean-Talon Street, as a tribute to the Greek immigrants and all the immigrants of Montreal.
The Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal, the Lyceum of Greek Women of Montreal and the Hellenic Congress of Quebec invite all the Greeks of Montreal to collectively contribute to the economic campaign for the financing of this exciting project.
Individuals can contribute a minimum of $1,000 dollars.
Clubs, organisations and corporations can participate by donating a minimum of $2,000 dollars.
All donors’ names will be engraved on a special plaque adjacent to the statue, marking the collective contribution of the Greeks towards their adopted city.
GOLD DONOR: $5,000. Gold donors will have their names engraved in large,5cm-sized fonts.
SILVER DONOR: $2,000. Silver donors will have their names engraved 2,5 cm in size.
BRONZE DONOR: $1,000. Bronze donors will have their names engraved in 1,5 cm-sized fonts.
For further information contact Mrs. Niki Anastasopoulos-Mitronika at 514-451-0296 or Dr. Georgia Vriniotis at [email protected]