Noted Artist Gets a Super Bowl Bid for Ice Sculpture

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Houston, TX (June 26, 2003) -- Bert L. Long Jr., internationally known African-American artist whose work is in major museums and private collections is also noted for his signature huge, multicolored ice sculptures. Now Bert has a been asked to submit a budget proposal for a monumental one-million lb. rainbow-hued ice creation to entertain the fans at the 2004 Super Bowl in Houston, Texas.

The proposal is currently in the hands of the Super Bowl Committee at Reliant Stadium awaiting the go ahead for the arduous process of designing and making the blocks of custom-colored carved ice, and planning the choreography of bringing such a feat of imagination to reality. One million lbs of ice will fill eighteen 18-wheelers, and require a team of approximately 300 craftsmen, equipment operators and volunteers.

Bert's previous ice projects have attracted enthusiastic crowds of all ages -- 55,000 citizens of Providence, Rhode Island attended his last performance on New Years Eve 2001. This one, the biggest and most spectacular ever, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

The name of the work is "Love" and Bert hopes it will evoke and stand for love, cooperation and world brotherhood in these times of terror and intimidation.

For more information about the project or to contact the artist please email him at


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