SMALL BATTLE CROSS – CAN BE PERSONALIZED
Lori Betz created and donated this bronze sculpture, Battle Cross, to the Helping a Hero National Gala. Helping a Hero is a non-profit organization that fosters support for military personnel that have been wounded in service. The Gala was a spectacular fundraising event that raised over $3 million to build specially-adapted homes for wounded soldiers.
The November 2012 National Gala featured George W. Bush as a Patriot Award winner. In addtion, a silent auction was held and this sculpture was amount the items auctioned that evening. We were very honotored to participate, said artist Lori Betz. “We are deeply in debted to our soilders and we were so happy that our participation helped provide homes for our heros. It was our way to thank them.”
This sculpture can be made to order and personalized. To order please contact us by using the form at the side of this page or call us at 713-576-6954
Lori Betz has 25 years of art experience as a professional artist, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including public art commissions, solo exhibitions, and academic achievements. She studied studio art and design at the University of Texas, Austin and was then awarded an artist’s residency at the Shigaraki Cultural Institute, in Shigaraki, Japan. After completing her residency she sought out instructors to study with and this led her to apprentice with artist Alan Bain in Procopia, Greece and then on to study sculpture with artist Alex Deya in Cortona, Italy, and portraiture with renown portrait artist, Philippe Faraut in New York.
Betz returned to the U.S. after studying abroad and opened up her own studio and art gallery downtown Houston, Texas. In 2012 Lori Betz and her partner, Frank Clegg, opened up Betz Art foundry, which is a boutique art foundry specializing in casting fine art for architects, designers, and artists as well as original designs by artist, Lori Betz. The foundry grew quickly and to accommodate the growing business they moved the foundry north of the city to Porter, Texas.
She also teaches portraiture and figurative sculpture at the Glade Arts Foundation and at Mother Dog Studios in Houston, Texas.
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