June 25, 2017 – Spend a day in New York City’s Central Park Zoo!
National Sculpture Society has planned a day of live sculpture demonstrations at key locations within the zoo. Creatures large and small will be on view for the crowds and will be sketched in clay by some of this country’s leading sculptors. The seven accomplished animal sculptors modeling at Central Park Zoo are:
Mark Edward Adams (CA)
T. D. Kelsey (TX)
Roger A. Martin (NC)
Gary Lee Price (UT)
Stephanie Revennaugh (MT)
Paul Rhymer (MD)
David H. Turner (VA)
Careful observers of animal behavior and anatomy, the seven sculptors are experienced at modeling en plein air as a way to best study their subjects in their natural environments.
To encourage future sculptors to see animals through the eyes of an artist, clay will be provided for children to work alongside the sculptors. Other NSS sculptors (including our president and vice president!) will be volunteering to help visitors try sculpting and to answer questions. In addition, members of the Central Park Zoo’s Education Department will be available to answer questions about the animals.
The event is free and open to the public with regular admission to the Central Park Zoo.
The live sculpture demonstrations at Central Park Zoo are just one of many events planned for the Sculpture Conference scheduled June 23-25, 2017. Other Conference events include: A Blessing of Animals exhibition reception; a sculpture supplies and services show; the Richard McDermott Miller Modeling Competition; panel discussions; sculpting demonstrations; art book swap; an 84th Annual Awards Exhibition preview and the Honor and Awards Dinner.