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Unity was a collaboration between Dr. Cubert Smith and Vladimir Smirnov. Dr. Smith was born in Saint Albans, WV and and received several degrees in fine arts. He spent most of his life in Charleston, teaching art at West Virginia State University and Kanawha County schools. Dr. Smith also served as director of Charleston's Sister City Program with Korolev, Russia. As part of the program, Dr. Smith and Russian artist Smirnov created Unity as a symbol of the camaraderie between Charleston and Korolev. The stainless steel abstract sculpture was installed in 1998. A plaque at the base of the work features the name of the work in both Russian and English, with the sculptors credited in their respective native tongues.


Sculpture, Land lot, Memorial, Monument

Archives and History Block Speaker Series: Dr. Cubert Smith, The West Virginia Encyclopedia. Accessed December 16th 2020.

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Office of Public Art, Charleston WV. Accessed December 16, 2020.