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Animals, Angels, and Monumental Figures Populate A Summer of Sculpture at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
June 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am - September 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pmFree
Three Sculpture Exhibitions on View Beginning Saturday, June 24
A menagerie of fabulous figures, ranging from herons and hounds to heavenly creatures, will be on view as part of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine’s Summer of Sculpture, with three different exhibitions on display beginning Saturday, June 24 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. The summer arts exhibition will feature Cathedral Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt’s Peace Fountain and Animals of Freedom; A Blessing of Animals, curated by the National Sculpture Society; and the Art Students League of New York’s Model to Monument Retrospective. All three exhibitions celebrate the artistry of American sculptors and the beauty of the natural world.
The Cathedral’s Art Walls will be home to imagery from Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt’s beloved Peace Fountain, which has attracted visitors from near and far for over 30 years, as well as works by Wyatt’s students. The Art Walls will also include a retrospective exhibition of the Art Students League’s Model to Monument (M2M) program. Now in its seventh year, M2M has provided a diverse, international group of 50 League artists the opportunity to create sculpture for public spaces under Greg Wyatt’s guidance, conducted in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
For the works on view in the Nave, the Cathedral is pleased to partner with the National Sculpture Society on A Blessing of Animals. The juried show of monumental bronze sculptures of animals features the work of 26 contemporary artists, with subjects including graceful birds, friendly giraffes, and stately hogs, each demonstrating the inherent beauty of animal life and the painstaking work of master craftsmen.