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Local artist sculpts statue in honor of K-9 Officer Rocco
July 30, 2014
WTAE TV

Local artist Susan Wagner has sculpted statues of Pittsburgh icons Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski. Now she's working on a tribute to fallen Pittsburgh police K-9 officer Rocco.

Sculptor crafts Pittsburgh history with each stroke
February 26, 2013
WTAE TV

You may not know her face or even her name, but you're certainly familiar with Susan Wagner's work. Channel 4 Action News anchor Wendy Bell introduces you to the local sculptor who's been molding Pittsburgh history, one stroke at a time.

This film by Studio MKA documents the career of renowned sculptor Susan Wagner.
January 30, 2013
Susan has created eleven monumental public sculptures located worldwide. Her mastery of the human figure and her ability to capture likeness and convey emotion through clay is what brings her work alive. In 2012, the unveiling of one of Susan Wagner's public sculptures in Newark, NJ drew a crowd of over 3,000 people for the unveiling. Susan Wagner is one of the most prolific creators of public sculpture in the United States.

Roberto Clemente bronze statue unveiled in Newark's Branch Brook Park
June 3, 2012
NJ.com

An estimated 3,000 fans, many waving Puerto Rican flags, crowded the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Lake Street for the unveiling following a boisterous parade. The 8-foot statue is smaller but otherwise identical to one also by sculptor Susan Wagner outside PNC Park in Pittsburgh, the city where Clemente played all 18 of his Major League seasons.

A Celebration of Pittsburgh Sculptors featuring Susan Wagner, Thaddeus Mosley and James Simon
July 8, 2011
Shaler North Hills Library

Susan Wagner discusses some of her work during this artist lecture series.

Sculptor on Mazeroski statue
September 5, 2010
Fox Sports

Susan Wagner discusses the process by which she created the new 12-foot Bill Mazeroski statue at PNC Park.

KD Country: Statue for Mazeroski
July 29, 2010
KDKA TV 2

The statue for Bill Mazeroski is under construction at PNC Park; KDKA's Dave Crawley reports.

Boulevard of the Allies is focal point of a rainy day
June 30, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Color and ceremony transformed part of the Boulevard of the Allies yesterday as officials honored veterans and baseball greats and marked the conclusion of a statewide bicycle race.

Susan Wagner @ Geno's Restuarant
December 17, 2007
{art}Press

Here at Geno's, where you can grab some dinner while attending the show, Susan's paintings are just as sculptural as her three dimensional pieces. Three pieces in particular that stand out, are three paintings of large cats, a tiger, a lion and a leopard.

On this dream of a midsummer's night, fans have a ball
July 12, 2006
USA Today

"I wish every stadium had statues of their team's greatest players," says Jonathan Stark of Boston. "My sons didn't know much about Clemente when we got here, but they are learning what that great man meant to baseball and to the world. And it's the perfect spot to meet our friends."

Sculptor 'dances with clay' to create likenesses of the famous
December 28, 2003
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Often without ever meeting them, Susan Wagner has managed to capture the essence of many well-known people. Some have been deceased for years or led lives she could only dream of, such as sports heroes. But they come alive like old friends in her sculpture.

Hospital dedicates 'Hope' to oversee garden
Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

"We really felt Susan heard us when we talked about the elements of the garden, its harmony and tranquility." Wagner said she wanted to show reflection and hope in the girl holding a butterfly, symbol of rebirth.

Stargell's image forever cast in bronze outside PNC Park
Sunday, April 08, 2001
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One person quite familiar with Stargell's batting stance was impressed with the resemblance. "That's just how he held the bat!" Tanner exclaimed. Tanner was Stargell's manager from 1977 to 1982.

North Side: Roberto Clemente
July 29, 1994
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

"Since early childhood, Susan has been drawing, painting and sculpting. She used to dig clay from the ground around her Pittsburgh home as a youngster and create little sculptures that she would dry in the sun.

Baseball; Inductees Cast in Bronze And Set for Immortality
July 21, 1991
New York Times

Wagner downplays the difficulty of her work, noting only that she prefers her models to pose, a distinct problem with Hall of Famers, who generally look different than they did in their playing days, or are, unfortunately, dead.

Remembering Roberto
Nationalpastime.com
The night of July 12, 1994 was very special in Pittsburgh. Three Rivers Stadium, the Pirates' home, not only played host the Major League All-Star game, but became the site where the nation took time Remembering Roberto.