On display through June 30 at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker, is “Jump for Joy,” a sculpture by Glenna Goodacre, considered by many to be “America's Sculptor.”
Goodacre is renowned for her large-scale bronze figurative sculptures and is credited with creating more than 500 sculptures thus far in her career.
Though her career as an artist spans more than 40 years, her inspiration to sculpt began when she was 30 years old. Today her works are widely exhibited and displayed in public, national, international, municipal, corporate and private collections in more than 40 countries.
Her public sculptures can be viewed in more than 25 states. Some of her most significant commissions include the life-size bronze of President Ronald Reagan at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Her portrait commissions include General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Greer Garson, Katherine Anne Porter and Scott Joplin.
On Veterans Day in 1993, Goodacre's work touched the lives of millions with the unveiling of the “Vietnam Women's Memorial.” Located on the National Mall in Washington, her sculpture honors and pays tribute to the 11,000 American women who served in the military during the Vietnam War.
Goodacre was commissioned to create the Irish Famine Memorial for the city of Philadelphia as part of the 150th anniversary of “The Great Hunger” in Ireland.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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