On Saturday, June 26, at 5PM the Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, Massachusetts, as part of its ongoing 100th year anniversary celebration, will be hosting Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art. During this intimate conversation with internationally acclaimed sculptor Nancy Schön and her personal friend, author Anita Diamant, we shall explore Ms.Schön’s art and career, including her Aesop’s Fables: Morals to Live By, an extraordinary series of 24 bronze sculptures based on a selection of the timeless Greek fables which Schön has declared to be “among the most important works of my career.
Regarding what drew her to create this profound series of works, Schön says:
“Aesop intrigued me. I was astonished to discover that he was a Greek slave, said to have written 656 fables. Here was a man who was born about 2,500 years ago, yet we are still quoting his morals. Based on the 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, I decided on a 24 sculpture collection. How sad, yet also reassuring, that we human beings have not changed in all these centuries. I believe these sculptures represent and send a profound message, an indication of our humanity!”
All twenty-four bronze sculptures will be on display and offered for sale at the Rockport Art Association & Museum.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information on Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art , please our website: https://www.rockportartassn.org/calendar-of-events/2021/6/26/special-event-nancy-schn-amp-anita-diamant. And for more information on Ms. Schön’s Aesop’s Fables series, please see https://schon.com/aesop/index.php
Nancy Schön is a Boston based sculptor known for her warm, evocative representations of human and animal figures. She has received many commissions, both private and public, and is best known for her Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Garden.
Anita Diamant is a prize-winning journalist and the author of 12 books, including the best selling novels, The Boston Girl and The Red Tent, which has been published in 26 countries.