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Bronze sculptures on display at Taylor’s Zondervan Library

  • By: Emily Simmons
  • Published: Mar 9, 2015 3:45PM
The Fancy Dancer

Twelve bronze sculptures created by sculptor Stan Johnson will be on display on the main floor of Taylor University’s Zondervan Library through April 30, 2015.

Johnson studied the neoclassical tradition of sculpture under Arvard Fairbanks at the University of Utah. He was the Featured Artist at the Utah State Invitational Art Show in 1997 and had two pieces accepted to the collection of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. Johnson also created the Bob Hope medallion for the Marine Corps a sculpture of the legendary racing horse Seabiscuit for the horse’s owners.

The sculptures depict the people and wildlife of the historic American West. Johnson spent months researching each piece to infuse it with an authentic spirit of the subject. The works range from an Anasazi Hoop Dancer to a pioneer woman to bald eagles.

The exhibit is presented through the efforts of 1958 Taylor University alumnus Paul Millikan and his grandson Brian Hansen, also a Taylor alumnus from 2011, with the counsel and cooperation of Mr. Dan Bowell, Taylor’s University Librarian.

All are invited to explore the exhibit during regular Zondervan Library hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. – midnight; Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday 7:00 p.m. – midnight.