Figurative sculptor Eugene Daub will be the speaker at a reception in his honor April 2 at Canyon Plaza Center, Highway 29 and Crawford Way, Suites H5 and H6, 6:30 p.m., it was announced this week.

The reception, sponsored by the American Canyon Arts Foundation, is part of the Napa Valley Arts in April program and kicks off the foundation’s Arts Extravaganza, a juried art competition with cash prizes, held April 4-5 at the same location.

Space is limited for the free event. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by email to: info@amcanart.org or by telephone to: (707) 557-2176.

Eugene Daub may be best known for his latest work, a statue of Rosa Parks on display at the Statuary Hall in Washington DC. Other notable works include monuments to Harvey Milk, Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark. He has also designed medals, including the Philadelphia Liberty Medal and the Statue of Liberty Medal. He has won several awards, including the Saltus Award, the highest national and international recognition of the American Numismatic Association.

Mr. Daub will speak about his work and answer questions from the audience. The event was made possible by local business owner, Bill Kreysler of Kreysler & Associates on Green Island Road. The Kreyslers are friends of Daub and invited him to Napa Valley to be part of this event.

The events in American Canyon are part of Napa Valley Arts in April, a month-long celebration of the region’s thriving arts and cultural community. More than 50 events are planned countywide during the month focusing on art and wine.

For more information on Napa Valley Arts in April go to: visitnapavalley.com. For more information on the American Canyon Foundation’s Art Extravaganza and other events, go to: amcanart.org.

In addition to the American Canyon Arts Foundation and Kreysler & Associates, other sponsors for the event include the American Canyon Tourism Improvement Board and R.H. Hess Development Company.

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