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“Cyrus Dallin and the Sculptural Process,” a behind the scenes talk and hands on demo with Nick Batzell of Skylight Studios

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
Location: 611 Mass. Ave. Arlington in the Cutter Gallery, (lower level of the Jefferson Cutter House/Cyrus Dallin Art Museum)
$10 donation; parking available behind the museum in the municipal lot

Join us for a behind the scenes talk about the artist’s sculptural process.  Nick Batzell, of Skylight Studios in Woburn, Mass. will lead the audience through the technical steps of creating a sculpture during the period of Dallin’s career.  He’ll discuss clay modeling, molding, and bronze casting as well as the production techniques for plaster works of art as used in the past and the present. There will be a demonstration of the modeling and casting of plaster as well as a guided tour through the gallery to directly observe Cyrus’ plaster-work.

Nick Batzell grew up Arlington and became interested in sculpture as a child looking at the work of Cyrus E. Dallin.  Dallin’s work inspired him to study sculpture at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and eventually lead him to become an Apprentice Sculptor to Robert Shure of Skylight Studios in Woburn, Massachusetts.  He now resides in the Cambridge.

The museum galleries will be open starting at 6:30. The program will begin in the Cutter Gallery in the lower level of the building at 7:00.  A $10 donation for the program is appreciated. Parking is available in the town lot behind the museum.