ST. LOUIS ARTISTS’ GUILD TO HOST DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR NEW PUBLIC SCULPTURE
Formal Dedication Ceremony for La Famiglia
St. Louis Artists’ Guild (Two Oak Knoll Park, Clayton MO 63105)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, the St. Louis Artists’ Guild will host a formal dedication ceremony for the sculpture, La Famiglia, by Silvana Cenci. The David S. Millstone Foundation donated the sculpture, which is currently installed southwest of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild in Oak Knoll Park. This sculpture is one of several the St. Louis Artists’ Guild has contributed to enhance the beauty of the park in the City of Clayton. Ms. Jackie Millstone, Executive Director of the David S. Millstone Foundation, will be in attendance. In addition, other donors to the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s January Campaign will be recognized and thanked during the ceremony.
ABOUT SILVANA CENCI: Silvana Cenci (1926–2000) created unique sculptures and wall-reliefs by blasting metal with high-powered explosives. Cenci studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arti (Florence, Italy), the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere (Paris, France) and Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon). She exhibited widely, including at the Bristol Art Museum (Bristol, Rhode Island), the Symphony Hall (Boston, MA) and Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ). Her work is included in several public collections, including the collections of the Colonnade Hotel (Boston, MA), the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Florence, Italy), the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (Boston, MA) and the Milhouse-Bundy Performing and Fine Arts Center (Waitsfield, VT). In 1974, Cenci received a Research in Creative Art Grant from the Blanche Colman Foundation (Boston, MA).
ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS ARTISTS’ GUILD: The St. Louis Artists’ Guild is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to be a nationally recognized arts center known for community exhibitions, programs, and educational projects for all. It is a resource and a network for community artists, an advocate of emerging artists in all disciplines, and a force in bringing art to all diverse segments of the community.