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MOSHER PAINTING ON PERMANENT DISPLAY
AT SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

August 1st, 2013


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The artist's 8' x 10' "Wilbur Wright Greets Lady Liberty" canvas was placed on permanent display in the Early Flight Gallery of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum on the mall in Washington, DC. The artist was there with his wife Pagan and children Megrez and Cleveland. Present were Senior Curator Doctor Tom Crouch and Chief Curator Doctor Peter Jakabs.
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AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE: WILBUR WRIGHT AND THE STATUE OF LIBERTY: TEN YEARS OF RESEARCH LEADS TO A PAINTING
January 2014, by Dean Mosher | Air & Space Magazine

Wilbur Wright's flight around Statue of Liberty

In 2002, when I first learned of Wilbur Wright's 1909 flight around the Statue of Liberty, I knew I wanted to paint the scene. It would take 10 years of research, and I would end up building two models of the Flyer and its controls before I felt able to capture the moment on canvas. By the time I started my painting, which was recently accepted into the National Air and Space Museum's collection, I'd learned the full story behind that historic flight...
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THE SPIRIT OF FAIRHOPE BOOK IS HERE!
October 1st, 2013

The Spirit of Fairhope
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For the first time, a book has been published that captures the Spirit of Fairhope. Many of Fairhope's most notable authors, Fannie Flagg, Winston Groom, Rick Bragg, Frank Turner Hollen, Sonny Brewer and Andy Andrews contributed to define their impressions of who we are as Fairhopians.

Authored by the father-daughter team of Dean and Megrez Mosher, it blends Dean's deep understanding of Fairhope's history with Megrez's knowledge of growing up surrounded by the authors, characters and the rich lineage she shares through her grandparents Craig and Butch Sheldon. This volume is filled with stories and anecdotes of the great historical figures, characters and events that make Fairhope one of the most unique small cities in the world. Published by Page and Palette, one of the country's most unique bookstores.
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GAUTIER WINS MML AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
FOR 'NATURE'S PLAYGROUND' PROJECT

July 17th, 2013, by Warren Kulo | GulfLive.com


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BILOXI, Mississippi -- Gautier was among seven Mississippi cities which were honored with Awards of Excellence by the Mississippi Municipal League during the MML's annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center.

Gautier was one of two cities, along with Decatur, to receive the "City Spirit" Award of Excellence, presented for the city's "Nature's Playground Streetscape Project." Mayor Gordon Gollott accepted the award on the city's behalf...
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MOSHER PAINTING BOUND FOR THE SMITHSONIAN
May 7th, 2013 by Mike Odom | Fairhope Courier

Wilbur Wright Greets Lady Liberty

Six years after the Wright Brothers defied gravity with their self-propelled flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., Wilbur Wright circled the Statue of Liberty in another of their inventions.

Fairhope artist Dean Mosher has captured that remarkable flight in an 8-by-10-foot painting that will go on permanent display this July in the main hall of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum located on the mall in Washington, D.C.

"I cannot imagine a better museum in the world to have this painting," Mosher stated to The Courier by email yesterday. "This is the only accurate depiction of this event and took years to research and reconstruct every aspect of the flight."

This past weekend, Amanda Wright-Lane, the great-grandniece of Orville and Wilbur Wright, visited Fairhope to spend time with Mosher and his family. She is a trustee of the Wright Family Foundation of the Dayton Foundation, which works to preserve the story of her family's contribution to aviation history.

"Your house itself is a museum," she said, as she walked through Mosher's living room Friday night, which houses a number of his large historical paintings and other artworks.

The two became friends during his work on the painting, which will soon move from its location in Dayton, Ohio, to its permanent display at the Air and Space Museum.

"The Library of Congress, Smithsonian Archives, Wright State Archives, the Wright Family and the Statue of Liberty Archives all gave me personal access to dig and shift through until the full story emerged," Mosher said. "And I am grateful to them all for this."
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"NATURE'S PLAYGROUND" DEDICATION CEREMONY
March 24th, 2013

On Friday, March 22nd 2013, over 300 people came to witness the dedication of "Nature's Playground", the 42' sculpture in the new town center of Gautier, Mississippi. The sculpture was created by the world-renowned artist Dean Mosher. With a unique vision firmly in his mind, Mosher took to assemble a top-notch team of artists, craftsmen, machinists, welders, masons, engineers, and technicians who labored over a year in the construction.

"The news media can go out and proclaim it, they can declare it the prettiest piece of art on the coast, period," said Mayor Fortenberry, who acted as the master of ceremonies at the dedication. Other speakers included members of Gautier Pride, the MDA, and the artist.
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THE BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH - DEAN MOSHER COMMISSION
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The Battle of Plattsburgh Association is proud to announce a campaign to commission nationally renowned painter Dean Mosher to create the definitive mural of the Battle of Plattsburgh to commemorate the bicentennial of the battle and have it ready by September 11, 2014.
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MURAL PROPOSED TO CAPTURE BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH
January 2nd, 2013 by Jeff Meyers, Press-Republican

Dean Mosher has found a soft spot in his heart for the history of the Champlain Valley, including that day in September 1814 when American forces defeated the invading British war machine.

Mosher, a nationally renowned artist whose work hangs in such venues as the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy, is in line to create a massive mural of those moments on Plattsburgh Bay when American Commander Thomas Macdonough stole victory from a much larger British fleet in the Battle of Plattsburgh.


“I started out about 15 years ago to create an epic series of the five great naval battles in early American history,” Mosher said recently from his home in Fairholt, Ala. “You can’t do the five without including the Battle of Plattsburgh.”
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"A GRATEFUL NATION REMEMBERS" UNVEILED
December 7th, 2012

On December 7, 2012, a crowd of over 800 people gathered for the dedication of the new Alabama Veterans Cemetery in Spanish Fort. Present were veterans and their families from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as national, state, and local officials. When the speakers concluded, Admiral Clyde Marsh, Congressman Jo Bonner, Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs Steve Muro, and artist Dean Mosher unveiled Dean’s painting “A Grateful Nation Remembers” to an enthusiastic crowd.
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"NATURE'S PLAYGROUND" REVEALED
August 13th, 2012

The wraps have finally been pulled off a wonderful package which is very soon to be delivered to the Mississippi Gulf Coast! The full story behind “Nature’s Playground” a delightful outdoor sculpture project, was published by Thomas Harrison, of the Press Register yesterday. Mr. Harrison’s interviews with officials of the city of Gauthier, MS, as well as Dean Mosher, and the talented project team members, was presented in both the Sunday, August 12, 2012 print edition of the Mobile, AL daily newspaper as well as online in the Fine Arts section at al.com...
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WILBUR WRIGHT MEMORIAL EVENTS
May 31st, 2012

On 29 September 1909, Wilbur Wright made a famous flight on the Wright Model A Flyer around the Statue of Liberty. Dean Mosher’s epic painting of this historic event was the topic of discussion at the Wilbur Wright Memorial Events in June, 2012...
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