“Convergence of Purpose” Dedication Saturday, October 23, 2010. Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Bloomington, Illinois
The sculpture was installed in early October 2010 in Lincoln Park next to the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. The figures and the base were draped in silk parachutes prior to the unveilingBloomington Mayor Stephen Stockton spoke during the dedication event October 23, 2010.Illinois Wesleyan University President Dr. Richard Wilson presented selected readings from Abraham Lincoln as part of the dedication ceremony October 23, 2010.The Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate Choir performed under the direction of Dr. J. Scott Ferguson at the dedication event October 23, 2010.Lincoln scholar and author Dr. Michael Burlingame, University of Illinois – Springfield, delivered the keynote address for the dedication ceremony October 23, 2010.Robert Watkins, McLean County Historical Society Board of Directors, welcomed the audience to the dedication event October 23, 2010.A young visitor studies a display about Lincoln, Davis and Fell created by Illinois State University’s Milner Library staff for the dedication event October 23, 2010.The figures in the statuary grouping appear amid the umbrellas of the audience after the unveiling of the work October 23, 2010.“Convergence of Purpose” unveiling October 23, 2010“Convergence of Purpose” unveiling, looking south from the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, October 23, 2010Guests with umbrellas await the unveiling of “Convergence of Purpose” during the dedication October 23, 2010.Guests with umbrellas gather around “Convergence of Purpose” during the dedication October 23, 2010.Lincoln’s friend, Jesse Fell, is the left-hand figure in “Convergence of Purpose” by sculptor Andrew Jumonville.Outstretched hand of Lincoln’s friend, David Davis, the figure on Lincoln’s right in “Convergence of Purpose” by sculptor Andrew JumonvilleFigures of Abraham Lincoln and David Davis in “Convergence of Purpose” by sculptor Andrew JumonvilleFigure of Abraham Lincoln in “Convergence of Purpose” by sculptor Andrew Jumonville"Convergence of Purpose" Statue Dedication"Convergence of Purpose" Statue Dedication"Convergence of Purpose" Statue Dedication"Convergence of Purpose" Statue Dedication