Second in a series entitled Conversations with Contemporary Artists that highlights current Cape Ann artists, this presentation features sculptor and combat veteran Ken Hruby speaking about his work with an accompanying slide show. An alum and, at that time, instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Hruby lives in Gloucester, and his artwork reflects experiences throughout his life that include his time as an undergraduate at West Point and multiple tours in Vietnam and Korea. His slide show incorporates works that are currently in the Cape Ann Museum permanent collection as well as temporary gallery installations and commissioned pieces. While humorously questioning his decision to go to art school after his military career ended, Hruby reveals through his sculpture and dialogue about its underlying themes the unique ability to lend a voice to those parts of the human experience that are often the most difficult to communicate.
Subject List: Ken Hruby, Conversations with Contemporary Artists, Henry Reed, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Billy Collins, Vietnam War, Joe Garland, Korean War, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.