A Summer of Sculpture at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
June 24th – September 10th, 2017
Greg Wyatt: The Peace Fountain & Animals of Freedom
This summer we celebrate Greg Wyatt’s iconic Peace Fountain by immersing the Cathedral in sculpture. It’s been over thirty years since The Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean, invited Wyatt to be one of the Cathedral’s earliest Artists in Residence. Discussions between the Dean, Wyatt and the Trustees resulted in the design, casting and installation of the Peace Fountain, which has become a focal point of the campus and an integral part of the Cathedral’s identity. As we anticipate the newness of the future, we honor the Peace Fountain to underscore what abides at the Cathedral: a profound commitment to the values of peace, inclusion, dignity, love, imagination, social justice and discovery.
National Sculpture Society: A Blessing of Animals
The National Sculpture Society presents A Blessing of Animals, a juried exhibition of monumental animal sculpture featuring the works of 26 this country’s leading animal sculptors. Highlights include an eight-and-a-half-foot tall Grizzly bear; a Babel-like tower of frogs; ravens conversing from fence posts; a stalking bobcat; and a group of animal friends engaged in the childhood favorite, “Ring Around the Rosie.” Whether made of bronze, stone, or steel, the animal sculptures embody the diversity of talent and imagination of the participating artists.
The Art Students League: Model to Monuments Retrospective
Since 2010, the Art Students League of New York's Model to Monument program has trained a diverse, international group of 50 League artists in the process of creating large-scale sculpture for outdoor public spaces under the guidance of Greg Wyatt. This retrospective exhibition highlights the accomplishment of these artists by showcasing three-dimensional sculpture maquettes, which represent the students’ original designs, placed next to pictures of the finished sculptures in Riverside Park South, where the sculpture is viewed by over 200,000 annual park visitors.
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