Lithuanians in the News
13th April 2009
|Monument in Klaipėda Honours Martynas Reisgys, Distinguished Forebear of an Australian Lithuanian Family|
The designers of the sculpture, Gintas Reisgys (left) and Vytautas
Karčiauskas, stand in front of the monument during the unveiling
ceremony. Photo courtesy Lietuvos Rytas
Martynas Reisgys granddaughter,
Jūratė Reisgytė, from Sydney speaks
during the unveiling ceremony.
Photo courtesy Lietuvos Rytas.
Martynas Reisgys descendents from Sydney, Australia, on the anniversary of the day of his death, unveiled at Klaipėda University a four metre high sculpture to commemorate Martynas Reisgys and his work. The statue, named Wave, was designed by metal sculptor Vytautas Karčiauskas from Klaipėda and Martynas Reisgys great-grandson, architect Gintas Reisgys from Sydney. The sculpture was unveiled in presence of the rector of Klaipėda University, Vladas Žulkus, and it was blessed by two bishops - the Catholic bishop of Telšiai, Jonas Boruta, and Lithuanias Lutheran bishop, Mindaugas Sabutis.
Further information: www.lrytas.lt 02/02/09, www.klaipeda.daily.lt 03/04/09