(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cornell Art Museum
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Join us in the Cornell
Join us in the Cornell Art Museum for a special Art Talk with local artist, Jeff Whyman.
Saturday, February 24th, 4 – 6 pm
Enjoy wine and outdoor exhibition/sculpture viewing in front of the museum from 4 to 4:30 pm. Then come inside for Jeff’s talk from 4:40 to 5:00pm with Q & A following.
Tickets are $15, which includes refreshments.
About Jeff Whyman:
“I was born in St. Louis, Mo. in 1953. Where in the Summer of 1960- Summer 1964 I was able to watch with great infatuation and devotion the building of the St.Louis Arch. Which was greatly due to the efforts of both my parents who allowed me to visit and watch the building of this great American Abstract, Minimal, and contemporary monumental Sculpture that serves as a memorial Gateway to the American expansion Westward. After receiving an MFA at UC Berkeley, Cal. In 1982, my first large scale public Sculpture was a figurative abstract expressionist piece which was included in the 1982 International Sculpture Conference in Baltimore Maryland and Washington DC. A great honor. After that, the part of my Artist life as a Public Sculptor began to take me all around the U.S. Over the next 30 years leading to 2012. My work was collected by many public institutions always celebrating the human spirit in the context of cut and welded new and reclaimed Steel.
In 2012 after the demolished Delray Funeral home raw Steel came into my possession, the twisted and undulating large structures gave way to my conception for the series of Sculptures known as “The Seventh Day”. There are twelve pieces total. The 18 ft. Tree of life with supporting smaller tree Sculptures Including birds in the branches representing the innocence of our lives proposed in Scriptures and the love and Humility in God’s heart that lives forever in each and every one of us. There is the two largest figurative pieces representing the new Adam and Eve in the now fulfilled second coming and resurrected Garden of Eden which is all the 12 lost tribes of Israel which in Heaven represents the 12 lost civilizations to the darkness that was wiped thus restoring the love, truth, and brotherhood that God intended in his great Majestic Universe of all the Heavens in life. Peace restored and finally….on the seventh day God rested.”