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Laguna Woods Sculptor Essie Pinsker
Designs Bronze Award


Essie Pinsker, internationally known sculptor, creates Lumiere, an original 12” satin-finished flame-like bronze sculpture for the First Annual Global Transformation Through Spiritual Awakening Award. It is to be presented by the Center For Universal Truth, a Religious Science Church in San Juan Capistrano, California.

This awesome award, Lumiere, signifies light, the great light of understanding that spiritual awakening brings to this world. When we see the world throug the eyes of Spirit, all discord and disharmony fade away and only love remains.

Other awards that Ms. Pinsker has created include the Anne Frank in the World Humanitarian Award given to Steven Spielberg, the Annual Aristeia Award for Public Broadcast Station KOCE, and the Special Gift Award to Hillary Rodham Clinton for her book “It Takes a Village.”

Essie Pinsker’s credentials include a One Woman Lifetime Retrospective Exhibition at the Las Vegas Museum of Art for four months and she is represented in the permanent collection of 20 museums, both nationally and internationally. These include the Nations Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Minnesota Museum of Art in St. Paul, Minnesota; the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.

“Becoming a sculptor,” Pinsker says, “did not come easy. There were many steps and detours along the way.” The president of her own public relations and advertising agency in New York, she already tackled eleven careers, including modeling, merchandising, advertising, publicist, newspaper journalist, fashion editor, teacher, curator, consultant, all in addition to being a housewife and a mother, before becoming a full-time sculptor.

Essie Pinsker
Essie Pinsker, holding the
Lumiere Award she created.

The Center for Universal Truth is pleased to present the 2002 Global Transformation Award to Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith and Dr. Rickie Byars-Beckwith of the Agape International Spiritual Center for being today’s most influential visionaries and leaders in the New Thought Movement.

Under Dr. Byars-Beckwith direction, the Agape Center’s 160-member choir has contributed to world peace and global transformation by performing powerful songs of celebration at the United Nations, Lincoln Center and St. Bartholomew’s Church, all in New York City. With the combined writing and composing talents of Rickie Byers-Beckwith and Rev. Dr. Beckwith, the choir has contributed to planetary healing through music.


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