The KYANA Outdoor Sculptors Guild Invitational opens to a great crowd inspite of the rain! / by Mike McCarthy

The opening reception for the first KYANA Outdoor Sculptors Guild Invitational was Friday, May 12. The reception took place at Bob Hill's Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden in Utica, IN.

At first, it appeared that the weather was not going to cooperate. The day started off rainy and  cool. However, by around 4:00 pm the rain gave up and the weather changed. It turned out to be a beautiful evening for the reception. The crowd was great, the food and music were great, the grounds were beautiful, but most of all, the art is stunning!

Opening night saw 3 pieces find new permanent homes. Mary Dennis Kanapell's "Garden Guardian" was the inaugural sale. Don Lawler's "Ghost Dancers" limestone sculpture followed soon after. My "Dance" completed the first days sales. 

The show is open until August 11, 2017. If you were scared off by the weather on Friday, head on out between now and August 11 and enjoy some beautiful art in a beautiful setting. Consider giving one of the other 40+ works of art a permanent home.

 "Garden Guardian" by Mary Dennis Kanapell

"Garden Guardian" by Mary Dennis Kanapell

 "Ghost Dancers" by Don Lawler

"Ghost Dancers" by Don Lawler

 "Dance" by Mike McCarthy

"Dance" by Mike McCarthy