Richard H. Bailey's sculpture are now on display at the Historic Houses of Odessa through Oct. 28, and he will present a lecture on his artistic methods Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., at the Corbit-Sharp House.
Sculptor Richard H. Bailey of Smyrna will present a lecture on his artistic methods Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., at the Corbit-Sharp House on Main Street across from Cantwell’s Tavern in Odessa.
The lecture will be preceded by a reception with the artist. The event is free to Historic Odessa Foundation members and $5 for non-members. The fee supports Historic Odessa’s education mission.
To register, RSVP to Jennifer Cabell Kostik at 302-378-4119, or Jennifer.Cabell@historicodessa.org.
Sculpture exhibit open through Oct. 28
Bailey’s exhibit,” Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey,” is now on display at the Historic Odessa Foundation’s Wilson-Warner House, 201 Main St., and the Corbit-Sharp House through Oct. 28.
Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1-3 p.m.
Admission to Historic Houses of Odessa is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and members of groups, and free for children under 6.
Bailey has been sculpting his artistic vision out of raw stone for nearly 60 years. His semi-abstract, contemporary sculptures include twisting fish, fluttering butterflies, docile ducks and monumental turtles carved from marble and granite.
Bailey studied at the Art Students League in New York City under famed sculptor Jose de Creeft and attended the Carlo Nicoli Studios in Italy, where he studied under 10 stone sculptors. In New York City, he studied at the New School of Social Research and later took drawing classes at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, where he learned many techniques for carving granite in Barre, Vermont.
In 2013, he published an autobiography, “A Sculptor’s Miracles,” which chronicles his life and work in stone.