On December 28, 2021 at 2:00pm, the Town of Frisco will be dedicating the sculpture “Soaring Eagle” by Michail Razvan Constantine to Ann McCrerey who died at the age of 99 on November 14, 2021. Frisco Town Council wishes to honor McCrerey’s contribution to the arts in Frisco through this dedication on the day of her celebration of life, which will be held at 10 Mile Music Hall beginning at 3:00pm on December 28.
A new artist plaque, as well as a dedication plaque for Ann McCrerey, will be unveiled at that time. The public is invited to attend this dedication where Mayor Hunter Mortensen and Councilperson Melissa Sherburne will lead the dedication, along with the McCrerey family and their friends.
Soaring Eagle was originally installed at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue on July 4, 1993, but was later moved to a prominent position at the corner of Main Street and 1st Avenue, due to the Step Up Main Street project. Ann McCrerey was one of the original founders of the Frisco Arts Council, which made possible the installation of Soaring Eagle and eight other sculptures throughout Frisco. During their November 9, 2021 meeting, Frisco Town Council approved the creation of a five-year strategic arts plan to provide an arts and culture road map for the future, which aligns with the Town’s priorities, values, and character. Town Council also agreed to re-establish the Frisco Arts Council, which will be appointed by Town Council.
“Ann McCrerey’s efforts built the foundation for the resurrection of the Frisco Arts Council next year, as well as encouraging the strategic public art planning process, which will take place in 2022. She and the other members of the Frisco Arts Council dedicated themselves to bringing public art to Frisco in the 1990’s, and we want to honor Ann who was instrumental in not only in that past effort, but also in inspiring the future of art in Frisco,” stated Councilmember Melissa Sherburne.