Stone Quarry Hill Art Park to hold sale of artwork by the late sculptor and VPA faculty member Rodger Mack Sept. 18-28
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park to hold sale of artwork by the late sculptor and VPA faculty member Rodger Mack Sept. 18-28September 17, 2008Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia will host a sale of the remaining inventory of works on paper of the late Rodger Mack (1938-2002), a sculptor and faculty member in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Sept. 18-28 in the park’s Art Barn.
The work for sale is original, one-of-a-kind acrylics on paper, including several from Mack’s gold leaf series. Mack’s estate is holding the sale through the Art Park with the proceeds benefiting both the park and VPA’s Rodger Mack Fund in its sculpture program.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5-8 p.m. The sale will continue each day from noon-5 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 28. Samples of the work for sale can be viewed on the Art Park’s website (http://www.stonequarryhillartpark.org). Purchases may also be arranged by contacting the park at (315) 655-3196.
An internationally known sculptor and faculty member in VPA’s School of Art and Design, Mack served as the school’s first director from 1982-91 and taught sculpture for more than 30 years. He was widely known for his bronze and steel sculptures, now part of permanent collections worldwide, including those of the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain; the Filancard and Grand Hotel in Guayaquil, Ecuador; the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse; and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, among others. Notable artists Anthony Caro, Bill King, Kenneth Noland and Helen Frankenthaler all traveled to Syracuse to work with him.