We are pleased to present Derek Strahan, blogger, instructor, writer, and photographer at LostNewEngland.com. Derek will be pulling back the curtains of time to show us the Worcester County of 100 years ago through photographs and anecdotes drawn from his newest book NEW ENGLAND THEN AND NOW.
We at ABSW are proud to welcome Nancy Schon for a book talk about her memoir MAKE WAY FOR NANCY.
Although she came to public art late in life, Nancy has more than made up for it in her body of work. "The Tortoise and the Hare" in Boston's Copley Square greet Boston Marathon runners as they cross the finish line, McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" is one of the most loved pieces in the Boston Public Garden, McCloskey's "Sal's Bear" graces Maine's Botanical Gardens, as do "Lentil and His Dog" in Hamilton, Ohio.
Each of them posed unique challenges and each generated original, unforgettable results. She will explain what goes into making a beautiful and tactile work of public art, from the wax maquettes to the casting in bronze, from dealing with budgets and logistics to the diplomacy required for dealing with public places and elected officials.