Thursday, October 07, 2010

Roland Manteiga: Conscience of the community


Roland Manteiga (1920–1998) was the owner and publisher of La Gaceta newspaper in Tampa's Ybor City. A trilingual tab paper, it is still a weekly must read by everyone who's anyone...or wants to know all that's happening in Tampa and Hillsborough County. To learn more about the statue and the colorful and exciting life and times of Manteiga, click HERE.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

Nice shot.

boromax said...

I love these kinds of "captured life" style sculptures. This is a great photo of a very appealing work of art.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a wonderful remembrance.

B SQUARED said...

He is also known for holding up that side of the building.

Jacob said...

A "conduit between the power brokers and the powerless," and "the conscience of the community" ... I'd say he was my kind of guy! Very few people in power these days have any conscience whatsoever! And the powerless are really getting screwed with the worst yet to come!

Fantastic sculpture! How does he do that? I get really tired standing on one foot for a few minutes!