The Clayton Center for the Arts welcomes nationally renowned artist Alan LeQuire to the two galleries in the Clayton Center for the Arts Art and Recital Hall. Nearly two dozen sculptures by LeQuire will be featured and are on sale through the end of March.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays through March 31.
Sculptor Alan LeQuire, one of the most renowned contemporary sculptors in the United States, believes that the human figure is the single artistic subject to which all viewers inevitably respond. Monumental, small figures or life-size, LeQuire’s sculptures manage to achieve a living quality, which contributes to a long-standing career of public commissions and a consistent demand for private collections. He has been praised for his ability to capture likenesses with striking accuracy, combining the energy, expressiveness and apparent mobility of a quick sketch with the permanence of bronze.
As a figurative sculptor, LeQuire prefers to sculpt from life, contemporary real people as opposed to idealized notions of the figure. He relishes the process - experimenting with various ways of handling the material (clay). He is recognized for his unique use of surface texture, which enlivens and strengthens the sculpture and is a natural result of LeQuire’s constantly evolving technique, and his thorough knowledge of anatomy. LeQuire has mastered many skills as a carver, modeler, engineer, welder, mold maker, foundry man, and teacher - all of which he combines in his goal of animating the inanimate, endowing each work with a vital human presence.
While the monumental works of Alan LeQuire enrich the visual landscape of Nashville, many of his works, portrait sculptures and limited-edition bronzes, are on display at institutions and in private collections around the world.
Resident Artists call Clayton Center ‘home’
The Clayton Center for the Arts has unique relationships we have with local artists and arts organizations who call the Clayton Center their “Home for the ARTS!”
Currently, the Clayton Center has three arts organizations and two local artist as Resident Artists:
Appalachian Ballet Company (Dance)
Foothills Community Players (Community Theater)
Primary Players (Children’s Theater)
Steve Kaufman (Musician)
Millie Sieber (Storyteller)