The honorary chairwoman of the third annual Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Pingree School is Joanne Holbrook Patton.
Patton, who lives not far from the Pingree campus, is the widow of Major Gen. George S. Patton IV and daughter-in-law of World War II General George S. Patton. She just moved to Topsfield after donating her family’s Asbury Street estate to the town of Hamilton. In announcing the show, Pingree said Patton is a strong supporter of the arts. She has also used Green Meadows Farm, which she owns, to display outdoor art.
The Pingree show features 36 pieces by 25 New England artists displayed throughout the school's 100-acre campus.
Exhibitors include Copley Society sculptor and Marblehead resident Beverly Seamans; "American Dog" creator Dale Rogers; past president of the New England Sculptors Association and Danvers resident Michael Guadagno; kinetic sculptor Bart Stuyf of Gloucester; son of writer John Updike and designer for Mariposa serveware Michael Updike; CBT Architects principal Richard Bertman; sound sculptor and author of Making Musical Instruments by Hand Jay Havighurst; Cape Ann granite sculptor and Rockport resident John Kuykendall; public art promoter and Salem State University professor Ken Reker and Shawn Farrell of Hamilton.
The show closes Sunday, Nov. 18. A reception with the artists will be held last Sunday. Admission is free daily during daylight hours.
A catalogue with complete information of the artists and the art is attached as a PDF to this story.
The participating artists are: John Ashworth, Richard Bertman, Dave Carpenter, David Davies, Tony DelMonico, Roger DiTarando, Steve Doe, Richard Erickson, Shawn Farrell, Joe Fix Gordon Frost, Richard Gerber, Michael Guadagno, Jay Havighurst, R. Jason Howard, John Kuykendall, Jill Nooney, Kim Radochia, Ken Reker, Dale Rogers, Beverly Seamans, Gene Sheehan, Duncan Smith, Bart Stuyf and Michael J. Updike.