ANNE EDENS RAINEY MASTER SCULPTOR PROGRAM
The Master Sculpture Program is supported by a generous gift from John Rainey in honor of his wife, Anne Edens Rainey and gives artists an opportunity to work in the gardens, with all the inspiration they can provide.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.
March 24 - April 7 – Spring Residency – Rod Zullo
Rod Zullo was born in 1965 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. When he was five, his grandmother, a painter, encouraged his parents to send him to private art lessons with a well-known Buck’s County impressionist. A consummate student of art, he continually searches for his own truth and language. Traveling abroad has exposed him to a variety of art styles, mediums, and messages. By studying past and present masters, he explores sculpture as a metaphor of the human condition. Under the guidance and mentoring of Montana sculptor Floyd T. DeWitt, Rod Zullo strives to see beyond the literal and narrative to create work that is contemplative and expressive yet conscious of traditional fundamentals. He has received awards from the National Sculpture Society and has been elected a Professional Member. He has also been featured at the National Museum of Wildlife Art’s Western Visions Show. For 20 years, Rod Zullo has traveled all over the world as a fisherman guide for everything from blue marlin to brook trout and has written magazine articles for leading sporting publications.
Workshop April 1-5 – Modeling the Horse with Rod Zullo, NSS, $650 plus material fees. Students will spend the week modeling a horse from both life and reference material. Students will be taught to make a fast, effective armature that will give them the foundation to complete a clay model of a horse during the workshop. Rod will teach an accurate way of proporting based on his own method which he has successfully used to create award winning horse sculptures. Students can expect to complete a clay model during the week. Zullo’s methods, philosophies and concepts will also be discussed. All students are welcome, from beginner to advanced.
April 6 – Lecture-demonstration, Modeling the Horse with Rod Zullo, NSS, Sculptor in Residence, Lowcountry Center Auditorium, 3:00-4:00 pm
September 28-October 12 – Fall Residency – Paul Rhymer
Paul Rhymer comes from a family with a long history in the arts and was encouraged to draw and paint from the time he was a child. After receiving an Associate of Arts degree, Rhymer accepted a job at the Smithsonian Institute and worked there as a taxidermist and model-maker until his retirement in 2010. His exposure to animal anatomy and behavior informed and inspired his own creations as he transitioned from two-dimensional to three-dimensional work. Paul Rhymer has exhibited widely in such venues as the Society of Animal Artists, Birds in Art, and Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. His work can be found in the public collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo, Woodson Art Museum, Hiram Blauvelt Museum, and various private collections throughout the United States.
September 29 – Demonstration – Bronze Casting with Paul Rhymer, Sculptor in Residence, 3:00-4:00 pm, Campbell Center Studio
Workshop October 7-11 – Animal Anatomy with Paul Rhymer, $650 plus material fee. Participants will sculpt animals using and discussing different types of reference material for anatomy. By using skeletons, carcass casts, photographs, animal parts, and taxidermy, the students will learn to interpret reference material for a better understanding of anatomy and how it affects an animal’s shape and range of motion. Armatures will be built with an understanding of an animal’s skeletal frame. The use of additional reference material will help to “flesh out” and bring the piece to life.