The Fairview Museum has restored a 12-foot plaster mold of Abraham Lincoln, sculpted by Utah artist Avard T. Fairbanks, that was used in making the bronze cast of Lincoln that stands in Lincoln Square in Chicago. The plaster sculpture shows Lincoln as a statesman, standing by a pedestal with a book on top, holding his hat at his side. The mold was created in approximately 1955.
The Utah Watercolor Society will begin its new year in September. The society wishes to invite anyone interested in watermedia to join them at its monthly meetings that include demonstrations, slide presentations and lectures. For more information call 942-8291 or 277-8019. The Watercolor Hotline is 266-1006.
Kathryn MacKay, professor of history at Weber State University, will present a slide show and lecture titled, "Contemporary American Indian Painters: Traditionalists, Moderns, Individualists" on Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. at Robber's Roost Bookstore in Torrey, Wayne County. For more information call 435-425-3265.
The Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple, will present another in its series of Art Talks this Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. Sculptor Darl Thomas will discuss his clean, elegant metal work and his participation in "The View of Five" exhibition at the Center.
The Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden, will present a lecture this Thursday night, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Gladys Muren and she will discuss Guatemalan textiles. For more information call 801-392-6935.
Sculptor Gary Price, Springville, Utah, has installed 12 life-size sculptures in the new, 300,000-square-foot Hong Kong Central Library in China. The installation features six bronze pieces of children reading with six other pieces ranging from large, puffed up frogs to children soaring around a globe. Each piece is strategically placed in the new 12 story, $70 million building.