Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Biltmore Sculpture Dedication

"Cornelia and Cedric" Sculpture Dedication with Bill Cecil, Jr.

Commemorative "Cornelia and Cedric" Label

Biltmore Estate celebrated Vadim Bora's commissioned bronze sculpture "Cornelia and Cedric" and honored the artist with a dedication ceremony attended by annual pass holders and patrons on September 23, 2010. Lovely speeches were given by Biltmore Company President and C.E.O. Bill Cecil, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors Dini Cecil Pickering, and Director of Museum Services Ellen Rickman.

A commemorative bottle of Blanc de Blanc Biltmore champagne with a one-of-a-kind "Cornelia and Cedric" label was presented to the artist and signed by George Vanderbilt's great grandchildren, Bill and Dini -- a delightful gesture and memorable occasion.

Collectors will be able to view the work with the artist, while Biltmore Estate guests and visitors may view "Cornelia and Cedric" just outside Cedric's Pub in the new Antler Hill Village.