When: Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM
Where: Visitor Center Ballroom
Bob Petzinger, Fairchild volunteer, guide and seasonal art trainer, has extensively researched the life and art of Will Ryman, our 2011-2012 featured artist, and will speak on the man and his works.
Mr. Petzinger will discuss Will Ryman primarily through images of his sculptures and will also highlight the artists who influenced him throughout his career.
The presentation will examine images of his figural sculptures from the past ten years, culminating in his transition to large outdoor installations that have received international recognition: Roses on Park Avenue earlier this year and the encore rose exhibition at Fairchild entitled Desublimation of the Rose.
For many years, Will Ryman struggled to become a playwright without success. A student of the Absurdist movement, Ryman wanted to create a new type of theatre—one without actors, scripts or a director. Mr. Ryman soon began sculpting figures inspired by characters in his own plays and the human condition he observed on the streets of New York City. This led to a successful exhibition in 2002 at a New York City gallery, and he hasn’t written a word for a play ever since.
Admission: Free for Fairchild Members and children 5 and under.
Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17.
Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes!
Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.