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Press Release Date:  August 17, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, (859)259-4209,


          LEXINGTON, KY - Gwen Reardon will conduct a sculpture workshop from September 13-17, as part of a series of equine art workshops offered at the Kentucky Horse Park by the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA).  


          The workshop, titled “Attitude and Action”, is designed to assist those at three levels of experience: from beginner and intermediate to advanced.  Beginning students will work on armature to clay and awareness of equine anatomy, from translation of an idea to a three-dimensional piece.  The intermediate student will develop a more action-oriented composition with strong emphasis on correct anatomy.  Experienced sculptors will be challenged by more demanding compositions, stretching their knowledge of equine anatomy and different surface techniques. 


          Gwen Reardon’s life-size equine sculptures in Thoroughbred Park are a major attraction in downtown Lexington, Kentucky.  A Full member of the AAEA, her work is included in the collection of the Kentucky Horse Park, as well as private collections and public museums throughout the world.  Gwen’s passion for art is matched only by her passion for her subjects.  Her work as a professional horse trainer, farm manager and champion rider is the foundation of her knowledge of horses… and the hands-on inspiration that fuels her work.


          Workshops will run from 9 am to 5 pm each day, and the tuition is $400.  Full tuition payment must be made at the time of registration to guarantee placement in a workshop. Class size is limited, and students will be enrolled on a “first application received” basis.  Although Gwen Reardon’s workshop is already full, a waiting list is established for this and other workshops in the series which fill quickly.


          The American Academy of Equine Art is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1980 by ten distinguished painters and sculptors famed individually for their work on equine subjects.  For more information on the American Academy of Equine Art 2004 Workshops, or for registration, contact Julie Buchanan at (859) 281-6031.




          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.




Last updated: Sunday, August 22, 2004