On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, First Stage will dedicate a sculpture by Milwaukee artist Richard Taylor in commemoration of 25 years of transforming lives through theater. The piece will stand over 20 feet tall at the heart of First Stage – the grounds of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, serving as a beacon of hope and inspiration in this vibrant Bronzeville neighborhood.
We made a visit to Richard’s studio on a day of record-breaking heat to see the progress of the piece. Between sips of cool water and notes of cool jazz, he explained the logistics involved in his sculpting process and just how a concept eventually becomes three-dimensional work of art.
|Richard Taylor's studio|
|The sculpture in progress|
|Artist Richard Taylor with a model of the sculpture|
|Richard Taylor and Rob Goodman in the studio|
The sculpture dedication ceremony is on Tuesday, July 31 at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut Street. Tours of MYAC and light refreshments to follow. Contact Nancy Clarkin at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP.
About Richard Taylor
Milwaukee artist Richard Taylor is nationally-renowned for his work; indoor and outdoor standing sculptures, wall sculptures, suspended sculptures, and paintings. His work has been commissioned in numerous cities across the country including Chicago and Mount Vernon, IL; Atlanta, GA; Beaverton, OR; Green Bay, Madison and Milwaukee, WI. Taylor’s notable outdoor standing sculptures in Milwaukee including Red Flower Rising at the Milwaukee Public Market, A Beam of Sun to Shake the Sky at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Building and You Rise Above the World at the Milwaukee RiverWalk. More about Richard Taylor at www.taylorsculpt.com