My bronze sculpture was moved to the Hyatt Hotel for  Snowball Express, one of the great charities for children of fallen heros

 

 

 

I signed lithographs of "Mail Call"that was given to the children and their families.

I dedicated to several hundred children and families, the lithographs of  "Mail Call".

HONORING OUR VETERANS - “MAIL CALL”!  

At Valley View Center - 13331 Preston Rd - Dallas,TX 75240

Veterans Day Event At Valley View Center

To See CBS Interview On The Sculpture, "Mail Call"- Click On The Link

 http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/9516033-valley-view-center-unveils-veterans-statue/#.UovlzqEDLUU.email

1000 Pound Life Size Bronze Sculpture

"MAIL CALL"

   The Letter

 

 

 

Ed With His Life Bronze Sculpture

Ed Enjoying The Day

The Sculpture, "Mail Call", Is Located  Outside Of His Gallery E In Valley View Center

 

Honor Guard At Veterans Day Sculpture Event

 

Scott Beck, Who's Vision & Support, Has Created An Art Center For 150 Artists At Valley View. Presenting The Unveiling Of Bronze Sculpture 

Jan True, VP, Valley View Center

Ed, Chatting With Scott About The Sculpture

CBS TV Interview

Explaining The  Inspiration For , "Mail Call".

Talking About The Sculpture During CBS Interview

Doing Additional TV Interviews

The Bronze Soldier ,"Mail Call", Was Brought From Hollywood To Its New Home In Dallas, Where It Was Refinished

Soldier In Front Of The American Legion

Highland Blvd - Hollywood

The Steps  That The Soldier Had To Be Brought Down By Hand

A Total  Of  11 People  Assited In Moving The Soldier To The Truck

Soldier Placed In The Truck In Hollywood

Arrival  Of Soldier In Dallas

Unloading  The  1000 Lb Figure

Moving It To Be Refinished

Moving Co. Broke Several Pieces

Welding Of The Rifle

Welding The  Bottom Part Of       The Rifle

Welding The Helmut

After The Welding, The Piece Was Sand Blasted

All Of the Surface Was Stripped

Blow Torch Opens The pours Of The Metal, A Chemical  Is Applied

The Chemical  Is Scrubbed Off And The Process Is Repeated With A Different Chemical

A Pigment  Is Applied

The Metal And Pigment Are Heated

The Process Is Continued Until The Correct Tones And Shades Are Achieved

The Refinished Bronze Sculpture

Sculpture Arriving At Valley View Center

UnloadingThe Sculpture Special Handling Required

Sculpture Being Brought Into Valley View

The Sculpture Being Set Into Place

"Mail Call",  A 1000 LB Bronze Sculpture Made Up of 85 Cast Pieces

 

Dallas, Texas — On Veterans Day, 11/11/2013, A famous bronze statue called “Mail Call” was unveiled honoring all the Veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. We are honored and privileged to invite you to view  “Mail Call” at its new home, at Valley View Center.

Location: Valley View Center - 13331 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas, 75240

The 1000 pound bronze sculpture entitled “Mail Call”, was created by Edward Colarik. The sculpture is an uplifting tribute to the millions of men and women who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era. The statue has been relocated from Hollywood, California to Dallas, Texas .

“Mail Call” shows the importance of receiving mail from home. We encourage you to stand behind this magnificent sculpture and look over his shoulder to actually read the letter filled with news from home.

“The Beck family is proud in providing the relocation for “Mail Call” at Valley View Mall

        Edward Colarik