Sculpture in the Park, which has been around for 29 years, is the largest outdoor juried sculpture show in the United States. Monty Taylor, an artist known for his stone sculptures and bronze sculptures of exotic African animals, is one of 27 new artists participating in the show this year.
In order to gain inspiration for his representational sculptures of realism, Taylor and his wife traveled to Africa and went on a five day safari in a tent on the Serengeti. With Taylor feeling so strongly about the welfare of animals, getting to see the animals up close gave Taylor exactly what he needed. For the show, Taylor will have 13 modern sculptures on display and one that he donated to the silent auction. All of these sculptures are based on things he’s experienced firsthand.
This year, Sculpture in the Park will include the work of 170 artists, and it will draw buyers from 30 states. With the show growing so much, there will be a wide variety of work and styles for everyone to enjoy. There will be contemporary sculptures, traditional sculptures, abstract sculptures, glass sculptures, and wood sculptures, just to name a few.
In addition to that, there will be 50 miniature sculptures for sale. These sculptures were created by and based on the work of artists who had their work in the park nine years ago, which was the show’s 20th anniversary.
Sculpture in the Park will be 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday., Aug. 12. It is located at the Benson Sculpture Garden, which is 2908 Aspen Drive in Loveland, Colorado. For more information visit: http://www.sculptureinthepark.org/