In our final Fall Into Art program of 2022, artist Gerald Shippen will discuss the process of sculpting and casting a sculpture in bronze through the lost wax casting process and its historical antecedents during the bronze age through modern day ceramic shell casting.
Shippen’s book “From Bones to Bronze, The Indian’s Pony” details the inspiration behind the work and the process of sculpting the piece.
Shippen’s 74-page color-illustrated book leads the reader through the artistic experience starting with his appreciation of the 32,000-year-old horse figures drawn on the walls of Chauvet Cave in the Ardeche valley of southern France.
The Fall Into Art program is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC! Please register at the link below.
Doors open at 5:30 PM (cash bar available)
Program (FREE) begins at 6:00 PM
Ticketed dinner at 7:15 PM
Attend just the program or stay and enjoy a Prix fixe Dinner in the Bistro immediately following the program! (Reservations are required.)
Dinner is a choice of Flank Steak with Chimichurri, Lemon Tarragon Salmon or Grilled Portabella Mushrooms (vegetarian option), served with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon Couscous followed by Butter Toffee-Pecan Cake.
Dinner Tickets – $55 (One drink with dinner, tax, and gratuity are included. Brinton Museum Members receive a 10% Discount.)
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please contact Emma at 307-763-5926 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have dietary restrictions.
Now a resident of Cody (WY), Shippen grew up in northwest Wyoming and earned a master of fine arts from the University of Wyoming. His art is represented in numerous private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Other pieces of his at the Brinton included “Sentinel of the Plains,” commissioned in 2015 by Forrest and Jacomien Mars and a bronze grouping, “Wild Turkeys,” as well as another painted bronze, “Birds of a Feather,” gifted by the Wallick Family Foundation and on permanent exhibit in the lobby entrance.