Spar's Philanthropic Motivation
Late September 2016, in the nucleus of all things cultural and emphatic, the potpourri of humans, interests and accomplishments, (New York City, East 42nd Street to be exact), Spar Street, standing 6’4” with a tranquil demeanor, watched three courageously progressive, fervent women receive an award. He watched his sculpture, The Agent of Change, transcend from a piece of his collection, to a tangible symbol of perseverance, honor and leadership.
On that day, three legatees, Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta and Her Excellency Madam Ban Soon-taek, First Lady of the United Nations, were each celebrated for their leading roles in sustainable development, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Agent of Change Award, created by the Global Partnerships Forum, honors the mission of people who haven’t lost focus on what matters. And its Spar Street’s art that supports that in more ways than one.
"I was the official artist for the Grammys for a number of years. Around 2001, the the president of the Grammys foundation introduced me to Michael Nobel,” Spar comments. “We were talking about the power of art, and they engaged me then and there to create a sculpture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Heart of Peace is that sculpture.”
Spar was recently invited by Claes Nobel, of the famed Peace Prize family, and the cofounder of the World Peace One Foundation, to create the sculpture award titled The Heart of Peace to “... honor those persons who ceaselessly dedicate their lives to world peace and world service, and who are creating a better, safer, and saner world.”
Above excerpt of: the Huffington Post, The Blog, 12/06/2016;
Spar Street: Creating Art with a Purpose When We Need It Most,
by Samantha Matcovsky
“Throughout history we have seen how ordinary people with big hearts and unwavering vision have triumphed over so many of the horrible things we humans have done to each other. I am looking forward to being a change agent with my life and my work, and bearing witness to more and more inspired people rising to triumph over adversity.”
-- Spar Street