The Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from John Rainey in honor of his wife, Anne Edens Rainey. Sculptors-in-Residence demonstrate the sculpture process to the visiting public, work on pieces they have in process, give lectures on their work, and teach workshops on a variety of subjects. Since 1999, Master Sculptors have been selected by invitation each year and serve to further advance Brookgreen’s relationship with working sculptors.
2016 Residencies, Workshops, Lectures, and Events
Mar 19-Apr 2 – Peter Rubino (Spring Sculptor in Residence)
Peter Rubino has achieved international acclaim with numerous private and corporate commissions. Mother of All Life, a 10-foot-tall historic monument graces the Boyko research center at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel and Angel, a 35-foot-tall monumental figure, was created for the Walt Disney Co. His inspiring workshops utilize the easy to follow, step-by-step teaching methods perfected over 35 years as an instructor at prestigious art institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum Art School and The National Academy School of Fine Art in New York City. Peter Rubino also originated “Symphony in Clay” – a unique high energy, “extreme sculpting”, performance piece. Portraits of jazz icon Dave Brubeck and sports legend Lou Gehrig are examples of Peter Rubino's talent for making bronze come to life with vitality. His comprehensive books, The Portrait in Clay and Sculpting the Figure in Clay, are distributed worldwide and have been translated into numerous languages.
Sep 24-Oct 8 – Christopher Smith, FNSS (Fall Sculptor in Residence)
Lectures and Events
Mar 13 3-in-1 Day at Atalaya, Huntington Beach State Park
Mar 22 Sculptor in Residence Peter Rubino – clay modeling demo and talk
April 17 Brookgreen Medal debut and public lecture by Lawrence Noble
Jul 13 Brookgreen Gardens 85th Anniversary Lecture
Oct 4 Sculptor in Residence Christopher Smith – lecture
Additional lectures and programs are planned that relate to temporary exhibitions in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion and other events.