Life Cast Show
There was a star-studded “cast” at the StoveFactory
Gallery in October
Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Winona Rider were on
display, as well as Benjamin Franklin, Ludwig von Beethoven and
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 email@example.com
For information on the renting the StoveFactory Gallery for events or
exhibits please contact The Artists’ Group of Charlestown at 617-241-