Artist Roland Hockett

New Liberty III

The Sculpture was installed at Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, Florida, Spring 2002.

Dedicated on December 11, 2003 to Freedom, Friendship, and Interaction by the President of Gulf Coast State College; Dr. Robert McSpadden, Chairman of the board of trustees; Mr. Bill Crammer, Cultural Director for Costa Rican Centro Cultural; Mr. Manuel Arce, and the artist sculptor; Mr. Roland Hockett.

Originally NEW LIBERTY III was designed and accepted for installation in Spain through the auspices of Costa Rican Ambassador to Spain: Dr. Rose Marie Karpinski and later by Dr. Horst Haarkotter, Costa Rica Consul in Spain, Canary Islands, Spain.  It was originally to serve as a gift to Spain from Florida, Costa Rica, and the Artist.  

After the tragic event of September 11, 2001 in New York, it was decided by the artist to donate this NEW LIBERTY III sculpture to Gulf Coast State College and respectfully install this sculpture here in Florida.  

NEW LIBERTY III was made possible by grants from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs; the Gulf Coast State College Foundation;  a patron; Mrs. Lucy Hilton and funds and efforts of the Artist.

A plaque for the project was provided in memory of Gerald Castardo by Mrs. Barbara Castardo
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