Public invited to cast ballots for People’s Choice Award in library sculpture exhibit

For twelve years, the Georgetown Public Library has hosted the Texas Society of Sculptors’ annual summer show. The competitive, juried exhibit is a popular tradition in Georgetown that includes sculptures throughout the building on both the first and second floors. Participating sculptors work in wood, glass, bronze, ceramics, and more. Most pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase.

This year’s exhibit opened Sunday, June 23, and lasts through Saturday, Sept. 20. This year’s show includes a People’ Choice Award decided by library visitors, who cast votes for their favorite three pieces out of the 72 pieces in the show. To cast a vote, pick up a ballot in the library’s lobby and place it in the ballot box no later than 8 p.m. on July 16. The sculptor of the piece with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award and a cash prize at a reception in the library on Sunday, July 21, at 1 p.m.

Other prizes include the Librarians’ Choice decided by library staff, along with additional prizes for select categories.

The library will also host a sculpture demonstration featuring several of this year’s sculptors demonstrating their techniques and processes in clay, bronze, wood, stone, and glass. The free event will be held in the library lobby, 402 W. Eighth St., on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information about this year’s exhibit and events, contact Fine Arts Librarian Dana Hendrix at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or TSOS Exhibit Coordinator Linda Wilde at lzorawilde@gmail.com.

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