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Shaping History Into Art - And Art Into Community

Alex Paul Loza with a casting for the Thaddeus Stevens monument.
Alex Paul Loza

Alex Paul Loza is a visual artist, sculptor and educator, born in Peru and based here in Chattanooga.

These days, one of his works in progress is a sculpture of Rep. Thaddeus Stevens, known as the “Father of the 14th Amendment.”

We talked about what’s next for that sculpture - and murals - and more.


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