Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sculptor Named Artist in Residence At Newcomb Interpretive Center

bumman photoThe Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb has announced that sculptor George Bumann will be the Artist in Residence at the Center for the Summer of 2016.

Bumann, a native of Syracuse, currently resides in Gardiner, Montana. He grew up in his mother’s sculpture studio and after earning a master’s degree in wildlife ecology he combined his love of both art and nature in sculpture and and wildlife education.

In addition to teaching art and natural history programs, Bumann’s work is on permanent display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the C.M. Russell Museum. His outreach programs have been featured on both the Discovery and Travel channels.

On Thursday, June 30, the AIC in conjunction with its friends group, The Adirondack Park Institute, will host a Meet the Artist event at the AIC. This event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 7 pm with refreshments and the opportunity to meet the artist.

There is a historic synergy to having Bumann at the AIC for the summer. The Huntington Forest, on which the AIC stands, was donated by world famous sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, who found inspiration for several of her sculptures there.

Bumann will kick off the Huntington Summer Lecture series on July 7 with a presentation on “The Intelligence of Animals”. Then on July 9 he will offer a workshop on sculpting raptors and on July 23 a class on sketching birds.

For more information, contact the Adirondack Interpretive Center at (518) 582-2000. Or visit their website.

Photo provided.

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