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June 1, 11am-3pm: Fundraiser Barbecue on the Cadillac Library Grounds. Entertainment: Audacious Hoops from Grand Rapids (hula hoop demonstration). $12 before 5/25/13; $15 after. Tickets available at Brinks Art Gallery, Proceeds go to the Sculpture Fund.
June 1-September 2: Sculptures on Exhibit.
In 2012, 11 sculptures were showcased in Cadillac, in 2013 they are showcasing 10 new sculptures, located around the Cadillac City Park, on the eastern shoreline of Lake Cadillac. They are life-like and are sure to inspire and wow passersby.
World-renowned American artist, J. Seward Johnson recreates life in vividly realistic bronze, with more than 350 of his bronze figures featured in private collections and museums in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Johnson is well-known for the many sculptures located in public places, including Rockefeller Center, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, Les Halles in Paris and Via Condotti in Rome.
His sculptures depict people engaged in everyday activities. This "Celebrating the Familiar" sculpture series has brought a unique voice to the world of public art, encouraging conversation and turning heads wherever they appear. In the artists' words, "What I'm trying to do is draw attention to the simple pleasures, to show how much fun life is. That's why there are so many humorous details in my work."
[Cropped] Image below: "My Dog Has Fleas," Seward Johnson. Image above: "Out of Sight," Sculpture by Seward Johnson.
Cadillac is the city on the lakes: Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac, where U.S. 131 and M-55 intersect.