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 Ai Qiu Hopen, Memorial Designer, Sculptor
 
Notable awards    

   

   Aiqiu earned her international reputation as professional sculptor by winning the shanghai international  sculpture competition, In 2005 selected from an international field of 362 sculptors by shanghai government and commissioned “Songs of Harmony”  for down town Shanghai Harmony park.        
In 2013 Aiqiu won an open national competition in USA for a major civil right movement monument for foot soldiers , The 1963 Birmingham civil right movement lead by Martin Luther King and movement in other cities changed 
America history forced the pass law of 1964 civil right act that outlaw discrimination based on race.    
In 2017, As an Artist, Ai Qu Hopen, has been selected in an international design competition in one of three semifinalist teams to submit design concepts for  Ed  Johnson Lynch memorial.

    

Ai Qiu' sculptures and poetry are reflections her deep meditations on humanity and justice, sympathy and harmony of the world, she calls her work “humble labor in countless gestures of prayer for peace.”

Humanity Public Art Design Team National Competitively awarded commissions inside USA and abroad:             

 2019 National Monument to civil right Icon Idle B. Well monument, Signature Exterior Art, Idle B. Well Middle school, Coolidge High School(Our national second best high school), National  Capital City Washington DC  

2016 David Gordon foundation Memorial group 4 life size figures, installed,    Washington, DC.    

David Gordon Memorial Foundation        

2014  Saint Scholastica, 8ft, bronze, St Scholastic Plaza,  Benedictine University, $328,000.    

Atchison, KS                 

2013  Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Mathaai, (Ai Q. Hopen portrait likeness) 6ft portrait bronze with bronze tree and dove ,  St Scholastica plaza, Benedictine University, Atchison,KS    

 2010-2011   “Wedding at Cana” ( with Bill Hopen) Eight life size bronze figures with 6 large wine/water jars, Wichita Spiritual life Center,              Wichita, Kansas, $500,000 includes budget for landscape design.                   

2013 Grand prize winner, national competition US civil right movement monument for            

Foot soldiers. This work will be placed in Kelly Ingram Park,                

Birmingham, Alabama. Budget. Life size $525,000                 

2005 Charlie Chaplin for China national sculpture park (Shanghai Oriental park    

2005 selected from an international field by shanghai government and commissioned “Songs of    

Harmony” with musical fountain for down town     Shanghai Harmony Park                 

2003 “John William "Blind" Boone” Seated bronze figure 1.25x lifesize    Blind Boone Memorial  

Park, Warrensburg, Mo                 

2002   Three Harts    Three life scale bronze bucks atop   a large bronze boulder, to complete             

100 year old architect’s    vision of artwork for peristyle arch of    Bavarian castle entrance                 Bolt Castle, St. Lawrence River Thousand Isles Bridge authority   Hart Island, St. Lawrence River,  

U.S./ Canada                 

2000 “Bat in Sunshine” , 12 feet tall Stainless-steel , fountain, light/water          Down town Shanghai Real     

1997  “Speaker of the House”, U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd,  (Bill Hopen)Portrait Bronze, 3.3 meter bronze figure mounted on 1.3 meter        carved marble pedestal,   Capitol Rotunda,   Charleston, WV          

1987     “Christa McAuliffe”        Bronze, life size bust, museum      garden (McAuliffe was the   American teacher who perished in the  1986 space shuttle disaster with 7 other astronauts)  Sunrise  Museum Garden,        Charleston, WV         

1991 "Fallen Partner" This important monument is raised to honor all law enforcement officers.     1989     “Sister of Healing”  2 Bronze figures, 1.25x life  scale, set on designed brick pediment in healing garden                        Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center,    Baton Rouge,  LA          

 1988  “St. Joseph and Jesus” Bronze, 1.25 X  life-size, Joseph and young  Jesus seated on large hewn beams  with carpenter tools,  St. Joseph Hospital   Parkersburg,  WV                    

1986      “St. Francis of Assisi “     Bronze, 8’ figure, set in garden at        main hospital entrance of    St.     Francis Hospital,        Charleston, WV                                                        

2014  Saint Scholastica,  8ft Bronze figure,  St Scholastic Plaza,  Benedictine University, $328,000.                Atchison, Kansas                 

 2007   “Father Dubois, Beginning”   2x life (4meters tall) Portrait of  Fr Dubois, founder of St.     

Mary’s     College, planting a wooden cross   in the ground     Founders Plaza, St Mary's   University and

Seminary         Emmetsburg Maryland                 

 2005 “St Francis De Sales the Teacher”      Three Bronze figures, St Francis with two school children in modern dress       St Francis De Sales School,  Morgantown, WV                 

 2003   “Copper Tree”     monumental scale: 12meter by 8 meter tall oak tree,    with  hammered leaves and massive trunk and limbs, installed in   clubhouse of “The  Oaks” golf course,   De Moines Iowa                             

2003    “Pope John Paul VI”  Bronze bust portrait, 1.25 life,  on granite pedestal,  Pope John Paul      

VI       Academy,      Reston, Virginia                      

 2003    “Memories of the Mount”  3 meter by 3meter bronze  bas relief depicting two       

Catholic   Sisters in the garden at Mount  St Scholastica College; Scholastica Plaza, Benedictine     

College,                       Atchison, Ks                 

2001  “St Joseph the Worker with Family”     3 bronze partial figures,      2x life scale,    St Joseph embracing  Mary and child Jesus in front    of a work bench with woodworking tools,  St Joseph    

Hospital,               Parkersburg, WV                 

  2000  “Maria  De  Matius”       Bronze, seated 6’ figure on an iron &  copper bench,  The Adorer’s  

Chapel          Wichita, Kansas             

  1999     “The Bridge Builders”         Bronze, four heroic busts of      billionaire philanthropist Buck Harlis and associates, within a      10'ft wide mountains cape, depicting bridge built over a stream.       L.J. Harless Community Center,       Gilbert WV.                                     

1998     “Woman of the New Covenant”       Bronze, 7’ Figure, St Mary    walking, mounted a large    

“floating” sandstone shard, below large  sandstone disk. The Adorer’s chapel,  Wichita,  KS  

  1994  “Santiago”  Bronze, life-size Figure On marble plinth  St. James Catholic Church,               

Clarksburg, WV                                  

  1994      “St. Vincent De Paul “     Bronze, 4 Life size figures On  stair pediment    St.        

Vincent’s Children’s Services,                 Brooklyn, NYC         

 Clients Feedback for the team:    Note:  kids love her artwork                   

 Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative               

  President ,   Sandy, Irle, Director of Blind Boone Park,  Warrensburg, Missouri.     

“Millions visitors to our facility have enjoyed their work, it has become a signature piece in the heart island”     Robert G. Horr ,Executive Director, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority 

“This is so beautiful, we are struck by the resemblance and emotions conveyed. Thank you so much” ----Lisa     

 “Ai Qiu is a true Artist. I gave her information on the subject I wished to honor with a sculpture and she immersed herself, lived and breathed this history until she came up with the most amazing drawings, poetry, maquette and finally full sized sculpture. She worked with us from a distance (we were in the Midwest and she on the coast), but sent me information constantly, wrote beautiful poetry about the experience,   brought the maquette and drawings to me personally, made video and  photos of the process and simply created the most exciting sculpture for which we could have hoped. I wish she will create artworks for every city in the world. Pictures on the park website:   http://www.blindboonepark.org/photogallery.html              

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative                  

President ,   Sandy, Irle, Director of Blind Boone Park,  Warrensburg, Missouri.        



1999 “History of Ancient Cultures” Ceramic, relief sculpture mural, 6ft x 32 ft.  Pudong Market Mall, Shanghai China 

1996-1999 ECNU Shanghai University, East China Normal University (Reputed to be the “Columbia of the East”), attended under art merit scholarship, Academy of Modern Art Design and education, Four year Graduate major in modern art design  
 

  Ai Qiu  have created and installed more than 50 life size bronze sculptures both independently and collaboratively through Hopen Studio Inc. and Humanity Memorial Inc. 

  

   Clients Feedback for the artist:    

  “This is so beautiful, we are struck by the resemblance and emotions conveyed. Thank you so much”    

----Lisa (David Gordon Memorial, in memory of David Gordon Louis Daniel, who was killed in a vehicular accident at dusk on July 31, 2004. David Gordon, a Spring Hill student, was almost eight at the time of his death) 

 

“Millions visitors to our facility have enjoyed their work and it has become a signature on Heart

Island.”     --- Robert G. Horr , Executive Director   Thousand Islands Bridge Authority 

 

  “Ai Qiu is a true Artist. I gave her information on the subject I wished to honor with a sculpture and she immersed herself, lived and breathed this history until she came up with the most amazing drawings, poetry, maquette and finally full sized sculpture. She worked with us from a distance (we were in the Midwest and she on the coast), but sent me information constantly, wrote beautiful poetry about the experience, brought the maquette and drawings to me personally, made video and photos of the process and simply created the most exciting sculpture for which we could have hoped. I wish she will create artworks for every city in the world.

Note:  kids love her artwork   

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative       

 

Sandy Irle, President  “Blind” Boone Park Renovation.

Blind Boone Park was originally a segregated park for the African-American community. The Blind Boone Park Renovation Group volunteers worked for 5 years to raise funds for the park's renovation. As one volunteer, Charles Briscoe put it, "What once kept us apart now brings us together".  

Warrensburg, Missouri.  (John William Blind “Boone” Memorial).

 Publication:

American Award Winning Document film about Poet-Sculptor Ai Qiu Hopen :

Beautiful You

Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDsKRLJ4QYQ&hl=en-GB&gl=GB

 BookBeijing Olympic artworks collections 

 

Contact information Websites: www.AiQiuhopen.com 

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Address: 227 Main Street, Sutton WV 26601, USA.

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