Life Cast Show

Life Cast 08 #1

There was a star-studded “cast” at the StoveFactory Gallery in October 2008.
Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Winona Rider were on display, as well as Benjamin Franklin, Ludwig von Beethoven and Napolean Bonaparte.

The Artists’ Group of Charlestown was proud to host a collection from The International Life Cast Museum.  It was intriguing and educational for all. The StoveFactory Gallery was transformed into a museum for the exhibit. Jeanne Finnerty designed soft white fabric walls to create intimacy, and covered surfaces in black to contrast the fine, detailed objects, all created from life.

Within the exhibits’ historic collection, was a haunting life cast of Abraham Lincoln, at 55 years old, two months before his death.  The cast was featured next to the death masks of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and William Sherman.
A sculptor, Clark Mills, made the life cast of President Lincoln as a reference for his work.  The cast of Lincoln’s hollow cheeks and sunken eye sockets suggest
more of a death mask than a life cast.

The response from the attendees of the show was unanimous, they had never seen anything quite like it, and would like to see more!  Bob Weeks, of Arlington, MA,
hopes this will be possible within the next three years. The development of The International Life Cast Museum is underway for this world class collection of entertainment, historic, nature, and one-of-a-kind art casts.

To be included on the ILCM mailing list or for more information about the museum, please contact Bob Weeks at rw@ilcmuseum.org

For information on the renting the StoveFactory Gallery for events or exhibits please contact The Artists’ Group of Charlestown at 617-241- 0130.

Lincoln   Torso