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Air Show Breakfast
Top, supporters fill one of the hangars of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee for the Great New England Air Show Kick-off Breakfast on Aug. 3. Middle, Bud Shuback, right, president of the Galaxy Community Council, presents a framed, commemorative show poster as recognition for air-show contributions to Jim Uliano, vice president of Marketing for Town Fair Tire. Bottom, Shuback presents a poster to Melissa Serra, promotions coordinator for Big Y World Class Markets, who also sang the National Anthem.
On August 20, a 36-foot metal sculpture called “Birdicus Gigantium,” created by artist James Kitchen, was unveiled in the courtyard next to One Financial Plaza. The massive piece is one of more than 30 created by Kitchen now on display in downtown Springfield, as part of a collaborative effort involving the artist, NAI Plotkin, the Springfield Business Improvement District, and WGBY. At top, Evan Plotkin, president of NAI Plotkin, speaks at the unveiling. At center, Kitchen holds up a map showing where each of his 32 sculptures is located in a 26-block art installation.