Tuesday, September 1, 2015

8th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show

August 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. was the opening for the
8th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture show.
There were 45 pieces by 15 artist...
...and I'm happy to report that the quality is
WAY UP from the previous year.
There's not a single bad piece in the show -
definitely worth checking out!
The show runs from today until October 25.
 David Caudill was the 'featured artist' this year.
 Mike McCarthy sold this sculpture at the opening.  It was also 1 of 4 'Top Picks' by the Jury. 
 Karen Terhune sold a sculpture at the opening; I don't know if it was this Texas Limestone piece "Grace #57"...
 ....or "Affectionately Your".  (Maybe she'll sell both before it's over...)
 I was happy to see a strong body of work from Owensboro native Bill Kolok.
 John McCarthy really jumped scale with "Botanical".  His 3 new sculptures were all a pleasant surprise.
 I loved Caren Cunningham's "Super Stupa".  No doubt that it will find an appreciative home.
"Offering" by David Waltz was also one of my favorites.  (I'm not sure which was the 4th sale on opening night...and it might have been this piece?).
Someone tried out my "Bubble Bench" at the opening. 

Yew Dell Load In

After coming home from Meg's sculpture installation in Alaska, we had to hit the ground running to have everything ready for the 8th Annual Yew Dell Outdoor Sculpture Show.
 On Thursday August 20, we rented a 24' diesel flat bed truck from Thrifty Truck Rental in Louisville.  It was past dark before we'd finished loading it using my crane truck.
 Early the next morning, we had a 23 ton crane from JBB show up to load the pieces that were to heavy for my truck.  We have our favorite crane operator, Derrick Sheroan, back on the controls.
 The first piece to hit the ground at Yew Dell was my life-size stone figure "Testing the Waters".
 We set a contemporary stone trough and then this "Bubble Bench".
 My "River Boat Bench" was 1 of 4 'Top Picks' by the jury.  It sold at the opening.
 "Leafy Bench" was the last of my 5 pieces to get set in the gardens.
 Next, we installed Meg's "Cougar and Fawn".
 Meg's "Flight" was also 1 of 4 'Top Picks' by the jury.
...and the last piece to get installed was Meg's "Leda and the Swan".
(All photos Meg White 2015)