Newton-based artist Nancy Schön welcomes Society of Arts + Crafts members and friends to her studio space! Look forward to insightful stories about her life as an artist, mother, and grandmother; experiences she shares with a unique blend of warmth and charisma.
Best known for the charming iconic landmark “Make Way for Ducklings” in the Boston Public Garden, Nancy’s work can be seen throughout Boston, New England, and in Russia, where the only replica of the Boston ducklings was given as a gift from the United States First Lady Barbara Bush to Soviet First Lady Raissa Gorbacheva.
Another one of her famous sculptures, well-known to Bostonians and tourists alike, is “Tortoise and Hare” at Copley Square. Commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon in 1996, the sculpture is a tribute to runners from all over the world who participate in the oldest road race in America. Inspired by Aesop’s fable, it depicts the fitting metaphor, “Slow And Steady Wins The Race”.
We look forward to seeing you!