Nothing can unify and grace a campus as much as a beautiful work of art. It can represent a school’s past, present and future as an object of meaning and guidance. Everything an institution stands for and everything that makes it a special place of higher learning. It can serve as a central focal point of campus, brings an artistic and visual distinctness to the school, future events and literature. Skylight Studios has helped bring this purpose to fruition for dozens of schools and universities across the world, by working with each institution to create a work of art that is unique and represents the school with dignity. A work of art the school is proud to display in all of its literature.
“The Beginning of Wisdom” at the Pingry School – NJ
This monumental sculpture is located at the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ. The School was founded in Elizabeth, NJ in 1861 by Reverend Dr. John Francis Pingry. The sculpture is a portrait of Dr. Pingry. He is seen as a mentor and surrounded by four students of all ages. The sculpture is meant to be timeless and to represent Pingry students from the past, present and future. The sculpture is seen from a distance as you enter the campus on a long, straight road. As one approaches, it becomes a strong focal point with the dynamic facade of the School as a backdrop. The plaza surrounding the sculpture, the Baldwin Courtyard, is named after David Baldwin (Class of 1947) and Barbara Baldwin who were the benefactors of the monument. A smaller version of the same sculpture was created later for the Pingry Short Hills Campus.
This monument was dedicated in 2012 and is located at the entryway of the new Massachusetts Special Olympics Headquarters in Marlboro, MA. The central figure is the coach striding forward and holding the Special Olympics torch. The flame itself has a gold leaf finish and an internal, flickering LED light. To his sides are the young athletes looking towards their coach and the torch. The sculpture symbolically represents the efforts, participation, and accomplishments of all the Special Olympics athletes.
Sigmund Freud at Clark University – Worcester, MA
In 1909 Freud traveled to Clark University to give a series of lectures on psychoanalysis. This event was his only visit to and public appearance in the U.S. The bronze commemorates this historic event. It is an interactive sculpture in which the viewer can sit opposite Freud on the wall, look into his piercing eyes, and be analyzed.
The Founders of Johnson & Wales University – Providence, RI
Morris Gaebe and Edward Triangolo purchased Johnson & Wales School of Business from founders Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales in 1947. The duo led the school in a variety of capacities for decades, transforming it into a junior college, then college, and finally into an accredited university. The University honored both of the men with the creation of over life-size sculptures in their likenesses. They are located in the main quad of the Providence campus and serve as a constant reminder of the University’s history and ideals.
“Kindness & Inclusiveness” at the Canterbury School – Greensboro, NC
This joyful sculpture was sponsored by the grandparents, Ray and Beverly Berry, of the five children rendered in bronze. It greets all at the entryway of the School and reminds them of the happiness of youth.
Skylight Studios and previously Cascieri & diBiccari have worked with Northeastern University of Boston on many works of art that are integrated into the campus. Sculptures, university seals, cartouches, carvings, awards, and trophies have been created.
Additional sculptures and projects by Robert Shure and Skylight Studios can be seen at the following schools, colleges, and universities:
- Tufts University – Elephant Sculpture
- College of the Holy Cross – Saint Ignatius Plaque
- St. Paul’s School – Eagle Sculpture
- Boston University – Eagle Reproduction
- Wentworth Institute of Technology – Leopard Sculpture
- Harvard University – Plaques, Seals, John Harvard miniature, “Rampant Panther” Sculpture, Massachusetts Hall Clock
- University of Wisconsin – Athena Sculptures
- Quinnipiac University – Seal and Bobcat Sculptures
- Davidson College – Stone Seal
- Coast Guard Academy – Parents Memorial
- Phillips Academy – Carved Plaques
- Rutgers University – Reproduction of Peter Pan Fountain
- Belmont Hill School – Seal
- Colgate University – Seal
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Bronze Seals
- Dean College and the Town of Franklin – Benjamin Franklin Sculpture
- Ethel Walker School – Dana Frederick Memorial
- Willard Elementary School – Rabbit and Turtle
- Norwich University – Hockey Player
- Taft College – Science Center Seals
- Agnes Scott – Decorative Panels
- Bryant College – Monument
- Lincoln Sudbury – Graduation Sculpture
- Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel – “A Man and A Cat Named Yitz” Sculpture
- Dartmouth College – Plaques
- Connecticut College – Seal
- American University of Armenia in Yerevan, Armenia – Paramaz Avedisian Sculpture
- Kimball Union Academy – Seal
- Suffolk University – Plaques
- Emerson College – Architectural Façade