This statue was painted by artist David McShane of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program & The Philadelphia Department of Recreation Visual Arts Program and was on display in The Piazza at Schmidts.
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Phanatic Statue Facts:
- Weight: 100 pounds.
- Height: Six feet tall (from bottom of base to top of statue).
- Contents: Statue is made of fiberglass. Base is made of aluminum.
- Each Phanatic statue stands on a base shaped like home plate.
Phanatic Statue Auction Details
- 300 lbs. of sand included (optional), packaged in bags. Sand may be used to secure the base of the statue.
- Each statue will be retouched by its artist and restored to its original design as best as possible prior to distribution.
- Winners are responsible for pick up or shipment of their statue from Citizens Bank Park. Statues must be picked up or shipped on a mutually agreed upon date and time following the 2010 Phillies season but no later than November 30, 2010. The Phillies will not package statues for shipment.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: David has been painting for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program since 1996, and has completed over 75 murals in the Philadelphia area. Most of these murals are large outdoor community-based murals, which were painted as collaborations between specific neighborhoods and David. Besides offering input of ideas for themes and subjects for the murals, community members (and especially neighborhood children) also participated in community paint days and assisted with painting many of the murals.
David has served on the board of the Mural Arts Advocates, where he helped raise funds for the community projects and youth education programs that are such a vital part of the Mural Arts Program. He also teaches mural painting to potential mural artists for the Mural Arts Program. In addition, he teaches drawing at LaSalle University, and has taught drawing and mural painting at P.A.F.A. Outside of Philadelphia, David has received grants to create community murals in Coatesville, PA, Middletown Township, PA, Dublin, Ireland, and in the suburbs of Paris, France.
David also stays active in his studio, creating paintings on a smaller scale. In Philadelphia, David has shown his work at the P.A.F.A. Museum, the LaSalle University Art Museum, Artists' House Gallery, Temple Gallery of the Tyler School of Art, the University City Arts League, the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, the Philadelphia Office of Arts and Culture, Nexus Gallery, the Woodmere Art Museum, and in City Hall. In Florida he has shown at the Maitland Art Center, and in Missouri he has shown at the Studio Gallery of the Springfield Program for Public Art.
David received a bachelor's degree in biology (with a concentration in pre-med) from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, but decided to enroll in art school instead of medical school. He studied at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (P.A.F.A.), where he received his M.F.A. in 1995. From 1991-1999 he served as the director of the P.A.F.A. School Gallery.
David is married to Eurhi Jones, fellow P.A.F.A. alumnus and mural painter. They have two daughters and live and have a studio in Belmont Hills, PA.