Rare exhibit, sculpture sale at Gagnon Museum
Arlyn Gagnon, wife of Rochester sculptor Charles Gagnon, will place 13 of his works from her private collection on public display during the next month.
The rare exhibition opens with a viewing and reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 pm. on Nov. 19 at the Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden. The exhibit continues through Dec. 18 by appointment. Admission is free, but visitors must register in advance online at www.gagnonmuseum.org or by phone at 282-5202.
Gagnon also is making the sculptures available for sale to the public. All proceeds from sales will be donated to the museum, said Arlyn, who is its founder and executive director.
The month-long showing includes some “maquettes,”, which are detailed models for sculptures before enlargement to full size. Also featured is a “Guardian Angel,” a statue finished in a golden hue of raw bronze. Other pieces depict a mother with child, a young deer, and a gleaming cross called “Cross of Hope.”
Gagnon will speak about the art and her late husband’s work at 6:00 p.m. during the opening event.
Charles Gagnon, who died in 2012, is known locally as the creator of the Peace Fountain in Rochester’s downtown Peace Plaza. The 12-foot-tall fountain was rededicated on Nov. 2 after the renovation of its site in the plaza.
You must RSVP to attend by calling the museum.