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Sculpture Garden of Alexander the Great in Clarence

Dedicated to Eleanor & Wilson Greatbatch in friendship and admiration

Museum-Founder B.John Zavrel: a present for the 200th birthday of the town



The Sculpture Garden under construction in May, 2007.

Photo: meaus


Clarence/NY (bpb) On the occasion of the 2008 Bicentennial of the Town of Clarence, New York, a "Sculpture Garden of Alexander the Great" will be presented to the public. It is a project of the Museum of European Art (10545 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031) and its founder Consul B. John Zavrel. The Opening of the Garden will be on September 7, 2008. The public is cordially invited to attend this event, which will include guests from Europe.

"The sculpture garden is dedicated to Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch", Zavrel said. "Mr. Greatbatch, the inventor of the implantable cardiac pacemaker, is one of the greatest sons of this town. His fascinating invention was the origin for further developments in the modern pacemakers of our time. The lives of millions of people around the world have been saved or significantly extended thanks this invention."

B. John Zavrel is the founder and director of the US Museum of European Art, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, and the Chancellor of the international Alexander Order Pour le Mérite for Arts and Science. He is the founder and managing partner of the auditing firm Zavrel & O'Donnell, PC in Clarence.

The Alexander Sculpture Garden is supported by the European Art Foundation (Germany/France) and several artists of our time. The sculptor Kurt Arentz, Renate Stendar-Feuerbaum, Karolin Donst, and Peter Hohberger have contributed portraits to the sculpture garden.


Join us in our common celebration

The US Museum of European Art and the European Art Foundation invite Clarence residents and businesses to become a part of this unique project by making a generous donation toward the completion of the Sculpture Garden. The names of the donors will be engraved on plates, and attached to the large relief display walls in the Sculpture Garden.

The suggested donations are: $ 300 per individual, or $ 500 per couple. All donors will receive a tax receipt for their tax-deductible donations, as well as a VIP ticket to the Dedication Ceremony on September 7, 2008. For more information, please contact the Director, B. John Zavrel at 759-6078 or by e-mail at zavrel@meaus.com

Join us in our common celebration of 200 years of heritage and growth !



For the past 2,400 years, the ideals and achievements of Alexander the Great have inspired generations. Today, the Order of Alexander the Great for Art and Science is an idealistic association of men and women who have been inspired by the positive ideals of Alexander: love of art and science, search of knowledge and wisdom, freedom of religion and the promotion of what unites mankind.

The Knights of the Order and supporters include artists, scientists, writers, statesmen, intellectuals, business leaders, explorers and inventors. For more information about the Alexander Order, contact zavrel@meaus.com

Among the members and supporters are Salvador Dalí, Roger Peyrefitte, Ronald Reagan, Wilson Greatbatch, Jean Cocteau, Ernst Jünger, Hermann Oberth, Henry Moore, Kurt Arentz, Prince Charles, Leonard Bernstein, Horst Niesters, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, Prince Felipe of Asturias, Ernst Stuhlinger, Monty Roberts, Uta Ranke Heinemann, and others.

The portraits of some of these personalities, immortalized in bronze and stone, will form the essence of the Alexander Sculpture Garden.


"Alexander the Great". Bust of the young Alexander, art marble. Collection: MEAUS, Clarence

Copyright: Marco-VG



Consul B. John Zavrel (left) with the former US President Ronald Reagan, Ron Voth and the sculptor Kurt Arentz.

Copyright: Reagan Archive, USA



The Museum of European Art at 10545 Main Street in Clarence, located next to the Asa Ransom House, the Clarence Historical Museum and the Town Park.

Photo: meaus



© PROMETHEUS 128/2008

PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 128, February 2008