A Crossville artist will unveil her oil portrait of Manhattan Project photographer Ed Westcott during a ceremony at the American Museum of Science and Energy this afternoon.
The ceremony is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Westcott and at least one son and daughter are expected to attend, and a small reception will follow the unveiling ceremony, a press release said.
Keynote speakers will include:
- former Oak Ridge Mayor David Bradshaw;
- Anderson County Commissioner Whitey Hitchcock;
- Anderson County Commissioner Jerry Creasey;
- Westcott’s son, William Westcott; and
- artist Sorista Tary.
“I was commissioned by William Westcott to do the portrait of his ‘pop,’ at first not fully realizing who exactly his ‘pop’ was,” Tary said in the press release. “Upon learning the historical impact his father, Ed Westcott, made by photographing the famous Manhattan Project, I felt compelled to make this portrait one of historical significance as well as an excellent likeness of Ed Westcott in his 20s.”
The public is welcome to attend the unveiling ceremony.
To contact Tary, call (931) 787-4387 or send her an e-mail at [email protected].