Sculpture in the South’s 16th annual Show & Sale

Sculpture in the South’s 16th annual Show & Sale

Sculpture in the South‘s 2014 Show & Sale will be held in Summerville, S.C., May 17-18, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 for one day, $7 for two. Children and students are free.

Show & Sale visitors have an opportunity to let their hands explore the contrast between a highly polished surface and coarse natural marble. They can feel the minutely detailed feathers of a bronze hawk or the smooth contours of a stone figure. Offerings range from wildlife to dancers and from monumental to miniature keepsakes. As many as 35 sculptors have exhibited at the event, showcased against the backdrop of the town’s 12-acre Azalea Park. All sculptors stay on site throughout the event and welcome conversations about their work.

Exhibitors at the Show & Sale are known for works displayed in private and public collections and at a variety of zoos, from Riverbanks in Columbia, S.C., to the National Zoo in Washington, DC. Many of the sculptors regularly participate in the National Sculpture Society’s annual competition.

The Show and Sale benefits Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture program. Now in its 16th year, Sculpture in the South has placed more than two dozen bronze sculptures in the town since 1999. A guide to Summerville’s Public Sculpture Collection is available from the Visitor Center at 402 N Main St.

Find more information and a complete schedule online.

Via: Sculpture in the South