11/3/2019: The last several months have been filled with sculpting and casting for this project. #process.
The Adam's County Arts Committee has approved our proposal for the second area for art at the new Riverdale Animal Shelter. Two sculptures by Daniel Glanz and the National Sculptors' Guild will be placed in the calming garden.
In this quieter placement we have a mouse curled up next to a sleeping cat in this unlikely pairing as they take a break from the ‘race’. The bronze is placed on a large sandstone natural bench, inviting visitors to sit next to Sweet Dreams for a moment of respite.
Finally, Grassland Trio again combines stainless steel with bronze, depicting a rabbit, lizard and bird united by tall grasses representing the natural beauty of the area, and a few of the other (maybe lesser known) pets that the shelter assists.
Daniel Glanz and the National Sculptors' Guild are happy to announce our design for Adams County's new Riverdale Animal Shelter was accepted and will be realized in the coming year. We will post updates here as the sculpture evolves.
Energetic and enthusiastically welcoming, this piece creates an immediate connection for the public with the shelter; becoming an iconic entrance piece for the Riverdale Animal Shelter.
A dog leaps in the air to catch a frisbee. Across the entry one sees the young child that threw the frisbee. In-between, a cat sitting on the provided bench has it’s paw up in a futile attempt to intercept. The dog and cat will include sculpted details specific to Riverdale, including the names “River” and “Dale” inscribed on collars – reinforcing proper care of pets. The frisbee may include the Riverdale logo.
The sculptures will be cast in bronze and scaled at life-size, the frisbee and abstract element that the dog attaches to will be fabricated stainless steel. Patina on the bronze will be warm-browns. The breeds of the cat and dog will be nondescript for universal appeal. The child will be sculpted gender neutral and racially ambiguous for optimum inclusiveness of all visitors to the Riverdale Animal Shelter.
Utilizing the existing bench for the cat invites visitors to sit next to the sculpture and be part of the composition. The artwork provides multiple photo opportunities to capture happy adoption moments.
The term 'Leaps and Bounds' is used to emphasize that someone or something is improving or increasing quickly and greatly... this absolutely rings true for the animals that are sheltered and adopted here. The sculpture demonstrates the health and vitality that comes from our connection with our pets. It also sets the tone for visitors to the shelter; as one enters the facility; they know this to be a place where animals thrive.
"Lion Pride" by Darrell Davis and the National Sculptors' Guild is installed at the roundabout as you enter the Little Rock Zoo. NSG Director John Kinkade made multiple trips to Little Rock to pick out the natural stone that is strategically placed to create the levels needed to match the artist's initial composition. The cast aluminum really sets off against the warm colors in the stone. And the strong glance of the lions is intense. We love how it turned out and hope you can make a trip to see in person. #PublicArt NSG-505
Update 11/1/18: Yes, that’s a lioness in the gallery!
We have National Sculptors' Guild Fellow Darrell Davis’ monumental sculpture here temporarily as we wait for the site and the other two pieces to be cast. We didn’t have a stone to anchor her on in the NSG sculpture garden, so, here she is visiting Columbine Gallery
Part of our public art projects, Davis’ “Lion Pride” will be installed in the roundabout as you enter the Little Rock Zoo soon. We love this first lion. She’s a big beauty!
Update 10/5/18: The first lioness is in metal... she's looking great!
Update 1/15/18: Progress image of the enlargement of Darrell Davis' life-size Lion Pride
This is sculpture is part of the Zoo's master plan. The City of Little Rock Board of Directors along with the Zoo Board of Governors approved in 2014 the following master plan for the growth and development of the Little Rock Zoo. This exciting plan outlines renovations and updates to several Zoo facilities and provides thematic concepts for how we meet our mission of providing engaging experiences that inspire people to value and conserve our natural world. Most recently, the zoo opened the new Arkansas Heritage Farm based on this plan and is in the process of planning for its next major development.
10/22/17: National Sculptors' Guild John Kinkade is in NJ for the unveiling of The College of New Jersey’s new Bronze mascot by NSG fellow Herb Mignery. The 8ft Lion served as the official greeter to homecoming fans at the game. The sculpture will be stored until the permanent site at the Brower Student Center is ready in Spring. The sculpture was generously presented to the school by alumnus William McLagan. #GoLions
3/15/17: Herb Mignery has been making room for a lion. He recently moved out of a spacious studio thinking he wasn't going to sculpt monuments anymore - then we called saying - want to sculpt a life-sized lion.?! Luckily he had room in his garage.
The lion is based on a maquette Herb sculpted a few years ago. When TCNJ alumni Bill McLagan visited the gallery, he knew this was the piece to enlarge for The College of New Jersey's campus. Stay tuned to see updates as the lion is cast in bronze and installed...
Update 8/28/2018: Our bronze Hippo #RoundBottomusHippopotamus by NSG Fellow Tim Cherry has found its new home in Riverfront Park. Thanks Sculpture at the River Market and the City of Little Rock, AR #PublicArt #Bronze #Sculpture #Hippo #Bench #RiverfrontPark#LIttleRock #Art This is the National Sculptors' Guild's 499th monumental Public Art Placement!
Update 08/23/2018: Our Hippo friend Roundbottomus Hippopotamus #bronze by Tim Cherry took a snooze under #BlueNorth in the National Sculptors' Guild #sculpturegarden after a busy summer greeting people and enjoying the great amenities at Embassy Suites by Hilton Loveland Hotel Conference Center & Spa. She’s now ready for a drive to her new home in #LittleRock thanks to Sculpture at the River Market
You can see we are delivering some Little (big) Rocks to Little Rock too and our #zen tea master #Sculpture Afternoon Sun by Dee Clements is joining them. Plus a few paintings. Thanks for loving Art Little Rock, Arkansas!
#RoadTrip #SculptureDelivery #MonumentalSculpture #PublicArt#FeedYourCreativeSpirit #LiveWithArt #NSG #Installation #HippoLove #TimCherry
Update 12/07/2017: Tim Cherry has finished Roundbottomus Hippopotamus in a beautiful Pat Kipper patina. The first in the edition was commissioned through the National Sculptors' Guild for the City of Little Rock, Arkansas and will be installed in the spring once the site is ready. The sculpture is designed to be played on and around, placed directly on the ground, bands of different colors of concrete will surround the bronze to give the sense of rings of water. The donor has named her "Annaba" after the modern city built over the ruins of Hippo Regius in Algeria, Africa where their father spent time in the 1940s.
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Update 07/11/2017: Tim Cherry has been sculpting the Hippo that will head to Little Rock. The finished clay is shown here.
7/26/2016 #WIP coming soon.... The National Sculptors' Guild is working on a fun placement with Tim Cherry. A Hippo Bench for Little Rock, AR. The bronze sculpture will depict a hippo appearing to be wading in water - in a shape and size that invites interaction - seating and playing on/around. Measuring approximately 6x3ft.
Stay tuned for images as we progress.
The University of Virginia's Children's Hospital Battle Building Park has added the bronze monument "Rabbit Reach" by National Sculptors' Guild fellow Tim Cherry
NSG placement #491
Update 4/15/18: pics of Rabbit Reach installed
We've just finished installing two more Tim Cherry bronze sculptures at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. Tim's Whole Hog and Bear Ball join over two dozen sculptures by National Sculptors' Guild members Mark Leichliter, Jane DeDecker, Clay Enoch, Herb Mignery, Don Rambadt and more by Tim Cherry.
Our primary goal with the art placements in the outdoor courtyard was to enhance the area with whimsical sculptures inspired by native wildlife. We hope discovering all of the artwork we placed here lifts the spirits of patients and families.
Special thanks to Bronze Services Fine Art Foundry, and Shippers' Supply Custom Pack
Matt McLeod's Ahead of the Herd joins the collection of New Mexico Arts. Placed at WESST Enterprise Center Business Incubator in Albuquerque.
“Ahead of The Herd was a preparatory painting for a studio presentation of work on paper to the Arkansas Arts Center Collectors Group. A scene of two young bulls found one morning in a winter field in North Texas. The scene reminds me of so many I have found on my travels in the Southwest United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and my home state of Arkansas… cows in a field. Pretty mundane until you pull the scene apart and reassemble the pieces. As I moved into the painting process, I focused on the story of the morning light in this scene - how the light accentuated the color of the grass and the patterns on the cow hides. Once I see an interesting visual pattern of tonal values and color temperature start to appear, as I did in this case; I then push the work to embrace and elevate the pattern. It’s about light, color, energy and emotional response at that point. My intention is to make the mundane transcend to vibrant, energetic and exciting.”
Sculpture fabrication stage at Don Rambadt's studio
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.