The bust of Senator Hugh Leatherman was commissioned by Francis Marion University for the opening of the Performing Arts Center (PAC) in downtown Florence. Palkovich was delighted to sculpt this piece in honor of Senator Leatherman who assists locally with funding for numerous projects. Including the PAC. Leatherman has assisted with acquiring funding for Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing Technology at Florence-Darlington Technical College, many capital projects at Francis Marion University, Veterans Affairs Nursing Home, Leatherman Senior Center, downtown development, and Florence Veterans Park. The new FMU Medical Education Complex has been named in honor of the senator and his wife, Jean.
Senator Leatherman bust
Francis Marion University
Performing Arts Center
201 South Dargan Street
Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail map