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Levon Helm Memorial Project Names Little Rock’s Kevin Kresse as Sculptor

The Levon Helm Memorial Project recently announced Kevin Kresse as the sculptor/designer for the Levon Helm bronze bust.

Kevin Kresse, based in Little Rock, is pretty much a classic “Renaissance man”: among his many creative gifts are painting and sculpture. He has exhibited his work around Arkansas and in New York City, Washington D.C., Memphis, and Atlanta.

Kresse has been awarded painting fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts – Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Arkansas Arts Council. He has also won several awards in the Arkansas Arts Center’s annual Delta competition.

Kresse’s work has been featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the Arkansas Times, the North Little Rock Times, the Little Rock Free Press, Active Years magazine and Soiree magazine. He has also been featured in pieces produced by the local affiliates of ABC, CBS and PBS television, as well as in a short film by Garret Larkin.

Much of his work can be found in the Little Rock > Hillcrest section at Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh in Little Rock, and on the web at

For more information on the The Levon Helm Memorial Project visit its website; donations are being sought to fund the bronzing costs for the Helm memorial through a Gofundme page.