Presented by Alan LeQuire
$60 members; $75 not-yet-members (gallery admission, and parking validation included)
Ages 18+ only; space is limited; all skill levels are welcome
Join the Frist Art Museum for this demonstration of traditional clay modeling theory and technique led by Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire. The day will begin with a tour of the exhibition Monuments and Myths: The America of Sculptors Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Daniel Chester French at the Frist Art Museum. Then, participants will meet at Alan LeQuire’s studio, where they will model the human figure working from life.
About the Teaching Artist
Alan LeQuire, a sculptor known for his colossal works gracing the Nashville landscape, began his artistic journey at a young age, crafting his first pieces in copper and tin at the tender age of eleven. Immersed in the world of art through his mother, a painter and art teacher, LeQuire honed his skills under the guidance of Tennessee sculptors like Olen Bryant and Puryear Mims.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, he embarked on a year-long apprenticeship in Italy, learning the intricacies of bronze casting from renowned sculptor Milton Hebald. This experience solidified his love for figurative sculpture and pastoral themes, evident in his later works. LeQuire’s signature style blends classical techniques with contemporary aesthetics, resulting in awe-inspiring sculptures like the monumental Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the Western Hemisphere, and the dynamic Musica, one of the biggest bronze figure groups in the world.