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July 2019 

So honored to have been recognized by the 150th Conclave of Kappa Sigma National Fraternity as the Kappa Sigma Sculptor Emeritus.

February, 2018

Columbia artist Ben Watts was honored on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, by the Mississippi Senate with presentation of Senate Concurrent Resolution 593 for his achievements, including his latest success, having William Carey University on January 11, 2018, to unveil his work, "The Great Physician" statue at the entrance to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. The sculpture was created at the request ... See More

— with Ben Watts, Ken Morgan and Lori Watts.

 June 10, 2019. The Ryman Auditorium has announced the addtion of more bronze sculptures called the "Icon Walk" again choosing sculptor Ben Watts as sculptor.

THE GREAT Walter Payton

Nuff said!

He is from my Hometown Columbia, MS

Little Jimmy Dickens

Mona Dickens, Brad Paisley, sculptor Ben Watts

Loretta Lynn 

Colin Reed C.E.O.

Ryman Hospitality Properties

Sculptor Ben Watts

Ricky Skaggs unveiling The Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

Sculpture of Slain Civil Rights          Leader Vernon Dahmer

Ms Oseola McCarty

Ms MaCarty who was a lifelong washer woman in 1995 donated $150,000 to the University of Southern Mississippi making her their most famous benefactor given her low paid income.

 

Pictured above from left to right Stace Mercier, Executive Director of USM Foundation, President Rodney D. Bennett, Sculptor Ben Watts

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS

Carey Turns to the World
The Great Physician

Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

Eudora Welty, author and Welty scholar Dr. Suzanne Marrs.

John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church

Ryman Auditorium

Nashville, TN.

Bill Monroe, the father of

Bluegrass music

Plaque honoring Little Jimmy

Littile Jimmy Dickens, oldest member of the Grand Old Opry, at his death.

Opening Gala at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, Meridian Mississippi with actress Sela Ward, her husband Howard Sherman, bust of Paul Ott and Ben Watts