Adelphi Panther

Panther and Owl Mascot Sculptures Unveiled at Adelphi and Rowan Universities

TOMS RIVER, NJ (June 6, 2014) – The Adelphi Panther and Rowan Owl statues have landed in time for spring graduation, as sculptor Brian Hanlon and Hanlon Sculpture Studio installed both monumental bronze sculptures in early May.

The Panther, based on the Adelphi athletics logo, is a massive 8′ long bronze sculpture featuring the muscular mascot mounted on a bronze rock overlooking campus outside the Center for Recreation and Sports.  In a touching tribute to the late Bob Hartwell, the former Director of Athletics who spearheaded the project until his retirement last year, a few momentos of Hartwell were placed underneath the bronze rock prior to installation.

Rowan Owl

The Owl sculpture depicts a detailed version of theRowan mascot as it lands on a fragmented tree branch.  Situated outside the newly built Team House, the 10′ bronze and granite sculpture keeps watch over the football field.

“I’m proud that these monumental artworks will be enjoyed by the campuscommunities and used as signature destinations for campus tours, pregame activities, and graduation day photos,” said Hanlon.  “As a former student-athlete, I know the importance of creating that symbol of campus that alumni will display on office desks and bookshelves, whether it’s in the form of a picture or a miniature replica sculpture, ensuring that they never forget where they came from and who helped them along the way.”

View photos of the Panther Adelphi University

View photos of the Owl Rowan University

About Hanlon Sculpture Studio

Brian P. Hanlon is aclassically-trained master sculptor and founder of Hanlon Sculpture Studio; a full-service art studio that designs, creates, and installs awe-inspiring and signature monuments featuring bronze, aluminum, stainless steel and granite sculptures, illustrative and informational graphics, and interactive kiosks.

Hanlon Sculpture Studio provides complete site design services from sculptures to hard and softscapes, and offers total project management from design to installation and unveiling.  In collaboration with administrative and athletic staff at colleges and universities, the studio develops the scope of artwork projects that are designed to enhance the spirit, pride and tradition of athletics and the campus community.