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Sculpture exhibit at Library opens June 25

The Texas Society of Sculptors opens their 10th annual summer show on June 25 in the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. The exhibit, hosted by the Library with sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, showcases 85 works of art by 34 artists.

The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 22. Most of the pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.

This year a new award will be added: the People’s Choice award will be given based on votes by Library visitors. Ask a library staff member for a ballot, and vote for your favorite pieces. The winning sculptor will receive a cash prize.

The public is invited to an artists’ reception for the exhibit on Sunday, July 16, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Library. Mari Ramirez, president of Georgetown Art Works, will jury the awards for the exhibit. Music begins downstairs at 2 p.m. with performers from Austin Opera’s upcoming season.

A sculpture demonstration will take place in the lobby of the Library on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Several of this year’s featured sculptors will demonstrate their techniques and processes in clay, bronze, wood, metal, and stone.

One of this year’s exhibit pieces, Library Girl, was begun as a demonstration piece at last year’s sculpture demonstration.

Two sculpture pieces in the show are pictured: Psychobilly Hell Bass by John Mark Luke (left) and Library Girl by Vera Smiley (above right).

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