Artist to host public viewing of Brady Adams Legacy Sculpture

Mock-up photo via Peter Sedlow

Grants Pass, Ore. – A Grants Pass artist will be holding a public viewing of a life-size clay model sculpture created to memorialize Brady Adams.

Adams died April 6th, 2015 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A pillar of the Grants Pass community, Adams was 70-years-old, but the former State Senator, businessman and philanthropist left a lasting legacy behind.

“I think he epitomized public service. He had such a wonderful heart, he cared about people, and he had this inner child most of us grow up and leave our childhood behind but he never did,” recounted Representative Greg Walden

Adams was the brains behind much of the iconic images of Grants Pass — the bears on nearly every street corner, Even Tap Rock Northwest Grill.

“It goes far beyond Taprock and Evergreen Park as we look at the Bear Hotel and the events that he did, but in his plight to make Grants Pass the best river town in America,” said Terry Hopkins.

On Saturday, April 1st from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., artist Peter Sedlow will be working on the clay sculpture and talking with visitors at Gallery Untitled 2.0 on the corner of 6th & G Streets in downtown Grants Pass.

The clay model will eventually be made into a “legacy bronze sculpture” that will be placed in downtown Grants Pass on 6th street between “H” and “I” streets.

Sedlow wrote, “This Bronze memorial to a great visionary is a celebration of Brady’s community spirit and service. It shows his love of children and understanding of their importance to our future and is a shared positive experience for all who will view it. Being cast in bronze it has the ability to last for ages.”

If can’t make the public viewing and would like to donate to the project, visit Click on the “Brady Project” and note “Brady” while making your donation.

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