PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lucy Lacoste
(978) 369–0278, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lacostegallery.com
Artist: Ronnie Gould
May 14 – June 4, 2016
Special Guest Speakers: John Linehan and David Caron of Zoo New England
Saturday, May 14, 2 PM
Opening Reception with Artist: Saturday, May 14, 3 – 5 PM
25 Main Street • Concord, MA 01742
978.369.0278 • www.lacostegallery.com
Lacoste Gallery presents Tusks, Horns…Tales! May 14 – June 4, 2016, an exhibition focusing on African endangered animals by ceramic artist Ronnie Gould. This exhibition supports the ongoing efforts by Franklin Park Zoo in its research and education on animal protection. 10% of sales from this show will be donated to the Zoo.
“This exhibition is about endangered animals in Africa: a tribute to their magnificence and a hope for their future. We share this earth with these magnificent creatures that deserve our protection.
Most of my work addresses specific endangered animals but there are also creatures that simply capture my imagination such as the aardvark and warthog. The rectangular form in my sculptures represents civilization and the precarious balance that many animals are experiencing.” – Ronnie Gould
Ronnie Gould is a New England artist who is known for her unmatched talent at bringing animals to life in clay. Her sculptures are soulful, reflecting her passion for animals and the intuitive process by which she sculpts. This exhibition will be her third solo show at Lacoste Gallery. Gould exhibits widely throughout New England at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; New Hampshire Institute of Art; Fuller Craft Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Concord Art; Lexington Arts and Crafts Society; SOFA Chicago and Art Toronto.
Special Guest Speakers of Franklin Park Zoo and Zoo New England, David Caron and John Linehan, will give a talk with images about the Zoo’s work and will bring a small program animal, their Leopard Tortoise – a living sculpture itself. The talk will be on May 14 at 2:00pm, followed by an Opening Reception with the artist.
“We are very excited to have a supporting partnership with Ronnie Gould and the Zoo. Both bring to the public the beauties of art, culture and nature. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Franklin Zoo.”
– Lucy Lacoste, Director of Lacoste Gallery