So honored to have been recognized by the 150th Conclave of Kappa Sigma National Fraternity as the Kappa Sigma Sculptor Emeritus.
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
He is from my Hometown Columbia, MS
Ricky Skaggs unveiling The Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe.
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
Carey Turns to the World
The Great Physician
Eudora Welty, author and Welty scholar Dr. Suzanne Marrs.
John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church
Bill Monroe, the father of
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
This sculpture of Jack Lee and his dog PupPup is in the private collection of Jack's son Francis C. Lee