Just in time for Black History Month, a group of art lovers gathered at the American Beach home of Marsha Dean and Michael Phelts for a sculpture dedication ceremony. The outdoor sculpture was created by Jacksonville native Khamil L. Ojoyo.
The 8ft tall metal sculpture was initially installed on January 17, 2022 in commemoration of MLK National Holiday and was recently officially dedicated in honor of Black History Month. The sculpture is entitled “Cycling at 5400 Ocean Blvd American Beach.” Mrs. Phelts who is an avid art collector, historian, and award winning author of American Beach for African Americans was presented a Certificate of Authenticity by the artist as she commissioned the work. “This is my birthday present to me” stated Marsha Dean Phelts.