Schön and Schön: From Generation to Generation
A special exhibition featuring sculptures by Nancy Schön and daughter Ellen Schön will be on display this Spring at The Art Gallery at North Hill. It will highlight their individual pathways in bronze and clay, respectively.
Nancy and Ellen have also created a signature, collaborative sculpture especially for this exhibition. This large clay sculpture reveals their family history and its profound significance to each of them. The six-month collaborative artistic journey was an exciting adventure for both mother and daughter. “I love working with my daughter,” Nancy says. “We had so much fun, and yet, our end result was serious and deeply personal for both of us.”
Nancy’s sentiments are shared by Ellen: “I love working with my mother, too,” she says. “What was particularly meaningful to me was discovering that, despite our different artistic visions, we found that we had a similar approach to process. We cheerfully brainstormed, revised and critiqued together.”
Nancy Schön is best known for her Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Garden. She has created over a dozen prominent public art sculptures and recently published a book about her work.
Ellen Schön is Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts and Ceramics Studio Supervisor at Lesley University College of Art & Design. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton.
Gallery Talk starts at 3pm, followed by Reception at 4pm
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