Brookgreen Gardens Presents Exhibit "Willard Hirsch: Charleston's Sculptor"

"Fighting Stallions" by Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876 - 1973)
at the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens
Pawleys Island, SC
A retrospective exhibit of select works by Willard Hirsch (1905-1982)  "Willard Hirsch: Charleston's Sculptor" is on view in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at Brookgreen Gardens from Jan. 26- April 1, 2013.

View of "Willard Hirsch: Charleston's Sculptor" exhibit
Rainey Sculpture Pavilion
 Brookgreen Gardens

The exhibit, traveling from The Gibbs Museum of Art in Charleston SC, presents a variety of modeled, carved, and cast works from Hirsch's career spanning 50 years. 
Robin R. Salmon
Vice President for Art and Historical Collections and
Curator of Sculpture
for Brookgreen Gardens

admires Hirsch's red oak carving
"Joshua at Jerico"
circa 1950
(Collection of the Gibbs Museum of Art)

An opening reception held at Brookgreen Gardens on Jan. 25, 2013 was a opportunity for admirers to preview the exhibition and meet the sculptor's daughter, Ms.Jane Hirsch.

Susan Polack, Jane Hirsch (the sculptor's daughter), and Jane Fluet
discuss Hirsch's work near a model of Hirsch's
"Cassique of Kiawah"

A heroic size bronze casting of the figure representing a Chief of the Kiawah Indian tribe, the "Cassique of Kiawah" was installed in 1971 at Charlestown Landing State Historic Site Charleston SC.

Cheryl Reilly (board member) and Karen Korszeniewski (president) of the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park meet a new friend by Hirsch's beloved figure, "The Little Dancer". 

Pamela Belser, Alberta Lachicotte Quattlebaum, and Becky Sparrow 
enjoy the evening of art and good company at Brookgreen Gardens, January 25, 2013. 

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