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Brad Oldham '89 to be honored at Alumni Medal Dinner, Oct. 18

09.12.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

World-renowned sculptor Brad Oldham ’89 will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the Alumni Medal Dinner for elevating many environments with his site-specific artworks.

Brad earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from Texas Wesleyan where he was awarded both an academic and basketball scholarship. In 1990, Brad used his sculpting and manufacturing skills to add jewelry and button creation, as well as manufacturing, to the family apparel business. Along with his metalworking expertise, Brad oversaw production and manufacturing of his brother Todd Oldham’s, couture and bridge lines for more than eight years. In 1998, when the family business closed, he leveraged the skills that he acquired in the fashion industry to start a company that focused on his ability to sculpt and make beautiful objects.

In both his large-scale sculptures that enhance communities and the sculpture collections created for individual sales, viewers will see that Brad’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion and creativity are cast into every sculpture he creates. He enjoys exploring his visual aesthetic to communicate stories, yet the quality of his work remains constant and strong.

Brad’s list of sculptures is long, and his works may be viewed around the globe. His public pieces on display include locations such as the Center for Brain Health in Dallas, Texas, along with his work entitled Whimsy in the city’s Exall Park and a 28-piece, indoor-outdoor installation at the Lumen Hotel. In 2007, Brad’s work was featured in a month-long installation on Good Morning America. Recent commissions for Brad’s works include sculptures for the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the entrance of Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California; the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario; the Conrad Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and most recently the donor recognition wall on the first floor of the Texas Wesleyan Martin University Center. ​

Brad’s university involvement goes beyond his contributions to the University Center. Throughout the years, he has served as a reunion class agent and was an alumni representative at President Jeffcoat’s inauguration. He also hosted an event at his Dallas studio where Texas Wesleyan alumni and friends received an inside look into the creation of his artwork and the stories behind them.

About the Alumni Medal Dinner

Each year, Texas Wesleyan University honors distinguished alumni and friends. Their achievements and contributions are amazing reflections of the University, and we are honored to celebrate and recognize them each year.

The Alumni Medal Dinner is at the Martin University Center on campus on Friday, Oct. 18. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 7 p.m.

The event is open to all alumni, friends and faculty and staff, and tickets are $65 per person. Register online by Oct. 11. Be sure to join us the following day on Sat., Oct. 19, for the Wesleyan 5K and other Homecoming Weekend festivities.

For questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 817-531-6548 or alumni@txwes.edu.

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