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August 28, 2017
BENEFITING: Mississippi Arts And Entertainment Center
As many people know, Paul Ott is a man of great passions, not only for everything Mississippi, but the music, people and the great outdoors of our beautiful state. For over a half century he has been recognized as Mississippi's Ultimate Ambassador. Another great legacy of Paul's work is the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment experience are planning to honor Paul and his vision for this institution through the creation of a bronze sculptural bust. We have selected celebrated Mississippi sculptor Ben Watts for this work. Watts has created similar tributes for NFL great Walter Payton, U.S. Senator Howell Heflin of Alabama and music legend Little Jimmy Dickens among many others.
The sculpture will be owned in perpetuity and displayed in the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. This medium was selected because of the lasting nature of statuary and bronze sculpture.
Any gift is most appreciated and all will be recognized at the unveiling ceremony later this spring. Contributors who make a gift of $500 or more will be listed on a permanent plaque mounted on the sculptures pedestal base.