Devine owner Ari Zorn was recently featured in the Berkshire Eagle as part of a story regarding the vision intended for the W.E.B. Du Bois Sculpture project, of which he is the Vice Chairman. The Sculpture Project is an organized effort to create a public art piece and space honoring the Great Barrington native civil rights activist. The current vision is to work with a Black sculptor alongside a Black historian and public input in order to seamlessly incorporate the art work with the area directly in front of the Mason Library in downtown Great Barrington. The end result would be to create a public plaza in addition to a life-sized sculpture of Du Bois himself. In doing so, the Sculpture Project hopes to tie together Du Bois’s birthplace around the corner from the intended site, with the W.E.B. Du Bois Freedom Center a few miles away. Ari and his fellow Sculpture Project organizers are working to ensure that all aspects of the project honors the Du Bois legacy.
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