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May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Award-winning and internationally known Wyoming artist Gerald A. Shippen from Cody is the guest curator of Wyoming Artist: Harry Jackson, on exhibit at The Brinton Museum beginning May 18. Gerald is well-recognized by museum members and patrons for his two bronze sculptures Birds of a Feather, his bronze of Wild Turkeys, and the impressive Sentinel of the Plains on display at the entryway to the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Building. Gerald will give a Gallery Talk in the S. K. Johnston, Jr. Family Gallery on Harry Jackson on May 18 at 11:00 AM.

This program is offered FREE and open to the public.

A resident of Cody, Wyoming, Gerald Shippen (1955 -) is a longtime sculptor and recipient of numerous commissions and awards. He was born in Lander, Wyoming in 1955 and grew up on a ranch where he created sculptures as a child from clay out of a nearby streambed. He holds dual citizenship in the USA and New Zealand, his mother’s native country. He studied art and sculpture in Carrara, Italy 1976-77, apprenticing in the lost wax process and went on to receive a MFA at the University of Wyoming in 1984. He works in bronze, in the tradition of many Western artists, and specializes in the depiction of American Indian life and wildlife, drawing from his youth in the Wind River Valley. His work has been included in numerous gallery exhibitions and is held in collections worldwide.

This educational programming is made possible through funding from the Edwin T. Meredith Foundation, The Tucker Foundation, and Wyoming Arts Council.

Large, bronze sculpture of an American Indian standing with a spear
Gerald A. Shippen, Sentinel of the Plains