WEST RUTLAND, VT- Local sculptor Don Ramey is Artist in Residence at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center for the months of July and August, 2018. He is creating a large scale marble relief sculpture honoring the Vermont volunteers who served in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The carving, part of the Downtown Rutland Sculpture Trail, depicts the African American soldiers under fire during the Battle of Olustee in 1864. http://www.donramey.com/

Don Ramey will discuss his work and the history of the 54th Regiment in an Artists Talk on Wednesday, August 15 at 7 PM. The event at 636 Marble Street, West Rutland is free and open to the public. Support for the memorial is being provided by Rutland Regional Medical Center, Vermont Quarries, Green Mountain Power and MKF Properties.