Make Way for Artist Nancy Schön
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Venue: Annie's Book Stop of Worcester
65 James Street, Worcester, MA 01603Contact:
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On Sunday, April 15 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, Annie's Book Stop of Worcester welcomes public artist Nancy Schön to our 65 James Street address for a talk about creating public art based on literature, as she tells it in her non-fiction book, Make Way for Nancy. Nancy Schön is best known in Massachusetts for her "Make Way for Ducklings," based on the beloved children's book, sculpture in the Boston Public Garden and her "The Tortoise and the Hare" in Boston's Copley Square, which greets Boston Marathon runners as they cross the finish line. She's done many other public sculptures based on children's literature. "Sal's Bear" graces Maine's Botanical Gardens, as do "Lentil and His Dog" in Hamilton, Ohio. Each of them posed unique challenges and each generated original, unforgettable results. She explains what goes into making a beautiful and tactile work of public art, from the wax maquettes to the casting in bronze, from dealing with budgets and logistics to the diplomacy required for dealing with public places and elected officials. Her story encourages anyone trying to express themselves, whether artist, athlete, dancer, musician or writer, for she demonstrates that drive and determination (when coupled with an undeniable talent) can overcome any roadblock and produce remarkable results.