Conversations with Contemporary Artists Series

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Start Date: Oct 18 2008
Location: Cape Ann Museum



Museum presents Conversations with Contemporary Artists Series:

Ken Hruby, sculptor

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an artist talk and slide presentation by sculptor Ken Hruby in the Folly Cove Auditorium on Saturday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m. This program is the second in the Museum’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists Series which highlights the current work of Cape Ann artists within a variety of media. This program is free and open to the public.

Ken Hruby was born at a cavalry post in the Black Hills of South Dakota and spent a happy, adventure-filled childhood as an Army brat at a number of posts and camps in the mid-west and on the west coast. Family travel included tours in Japan and Germany where he was exposed to cultural diversity at an early and impressionable age. After completing his secondary education in Tacoma, Washington, he graduated from West Point with an infantry commission in l961. For the following twenty-one years, he served in a wide variety of command and staff positions, including advisor to infantry and ranger

battalions in Vietnam and two combat tours on the DMZ in Korea.

Upon completion of military service, he attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts where he focused on sculpture and received a prestigious Traveling Scholars Award. His work has been shown in numerous group and solo shows on the East Coast and is included in several private and public collections, including the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago and the Cape Ann Museum. His first solo show Mustering Out, and subsequent shows, Juggernaut, Minefields of Memory and Free Fall were selected by the Boston Globe as “Best Gallery Events” for the years 1989, l995, 1997 and 1999 respectively. He was the recipient of a New England Foundation for the Arts sculpture grant in l995. Ken teaches at the Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, lives in Gloucester, and maintains a studio in Boston.

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