'Her soul was in Vermont': Andrea Mead Lawrence sculpture unveiled

Nov 06, 2018 82

Rutland was always a part of Andrea Mead Lawrence, and now her legacy in the city is carved in stone. The latest of the downtown marble statues, unveiled Friday on Merchants Row near the intersection with Center Street, depicts the late Lawrence in her prime, tearing down a ski slope. At its base is a quote from Lawrence that sculptor Steve Shaheen, who oversaw the project, said inspired the artists working on it: “There are few times in our lives when we become the thing we are doing.”

“That saying at the bottom was how she lived her life,” said Lawrence’s son, Matthew Lawrence, his voice occasionally quavering with emotion. “Every endeavor she attempted was in that spirit.” Lawrence was born in 1932 to the family that founded the Pico Mountain ski area — for which they are being inducted into the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Hall of Fame on Saturday.

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